|The President. Thank you very much. Sientense. Voy a hablar en Español hoy, pero no. No. [Laughter] No quiero destruir un idioma que bonita, y por eso voy a hablar en Ingles. [Laughter] Thank you for having me. God bless you all, and thanks for coming. It is such an honor—it is such an honor—for me to be here today with so many who love freedom.
One hundred years ago, a proud island people declared independence and put Cuba on a democratic course. We're here today to celebrate this important anniversary. We are here today to honor the Cubans and Cuban Americans who strengthen America with their character and with their enterprise. We are here today—we are here today to proclaim loudly and clearly to the entire world—to todos—that the Cuban people's love of liberty cannot and will not be denied.
Audience members. [Inaudible]
The President. Not only today will we remind the world ...read full document