2004 Founder's Day Speech

Given by His Excellency, President Kevin Baugh
On the Occasion of the Twenty-Seventh Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of Molossia,
May 26th, 2004 XXVI

Fellow Molossians, honored guests, greetings.

Twenty-seven years ago, the Molossian nation was born, a Lilliputian nation in a world of Brobdingnags.  We have made great strides since that time. Then, it was an idea, two young men that wanted to have their own country. Then it was a dream, a dream of a great imaginary place across the sea. We were teenage kings and lords of our realm.

Time passes and dreams fade. Boys grow up and the cares of the world take the place of flights of fancy.  But the Molossian dream has not died.  It lived, dormant, sometimes briefly blooming, for many years, an undercurrent in our lives, lines jotted in paper, laboriously detailed for hours on end.  And then, in 1998, it bloomed anew, bursting on the world scene.  The dream was planted in the dry Nevada desert and has thrived there.  Molossia is now no longer a fantasy, but a reality, 2.5 hectares (6.20 acres) of nation, with our own culture, laws and government.  And yet, we still grow.  Our reach now extends to our new colony in California, and our name is known around the world, on television and on the internet.  Every day we embark anew to continue to realize our dream, and every day the dream grows and brings new excitement and amazing accomplishments. 

As the steps behind us mark our path to the greatness that is Molossia today, so that path still stretches out unmarked before us.  What awaits us in our future?  There are many new avenues to explore and adventures that await us.  Our national progress is a struggle and a triumph, and we are all equal to meeting its challenges.  Let us, then,  face forward this day, knowing our great history and confident in the greatness of our future.  That future is ours, Molossia.

God Bless You,
Long Live Molossia!

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