It may be that our future may lay upon us more than one stern test.
Our past will have taught us how to meet it unshaken. For the
present, the work to which we are all equally bound is to arrive at
a reasoned tranquillity within our borders; to regain prosperity
without self-seeking; and to carry with us those whom the burden of
past years has disheartened or overborne.
My life's aim has been to serve as I might, towards those ends. Your
loyalty, your confidence in me has been my abundant reward.
I speak now from my home and from my heart to you all. To men and
women so cut off by the snows, the desert or the sea, that only
voices out of the air can reach them; to those cut off from fuller
life by blindness, sickness, or infirmity; and to those who are
celebrating this day with their children and grand-children. To all
- to each - I wish a Happy Christmas. God Bless You!.