Friends, Citizens, Patriots, So here we are, at the end of a most eventful cycle, a time when the flag has never stood so high, on so strong a pole, with so many people across the world watching in awe and admiration. That is our offering, my offering to our beloved nation, for whih no sacrifice is too great. The greatest contribution, of course, came from you. We couldn’t have done a thing without your hand on the gun, your shoulder at the wheel, your presence at the frontline where