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.
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
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.
Long Live Molossia!
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