Please take a moment during this day of renewal, rebirth, and resurrection, to contemplate our civilization’s restoration, renewal, rebirth, and resurrection as one family, one people, who, for thousands of years, all alone, in small numbers, and little wealth, have struggled, by the virtue of our character, and our traditions, to drag humanity, imperfectly, sometimes badly, but continuously, out of ignorance, superstition, poverty, disease, and tyranny, one generation at a time.