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When you get there please reach out to the people, get to know them, make new friends, hug each other. I went this morning early and it was just about 6:00 when I walked down into the crowd that was already there and have staked out their areas. You cannot sleep there. But as long as you are awake, they can't remove you, either. But if you can't roll a sleeping bag out or anything else, but people are already there and they were there last night and it was about 6:00 there was a crowd of, oh, in this one corner of the mall there was, oh, I don't know, about 40 people there. And I went over to this one corner and I said hello to them and we, at sunrise, said a prayer together. And I urge you to do that and just to make sure that there is a, a veil of good feelings and protection and honor and character and love that is, I just that place is so sacred. It is such an amazing place. It is Abraham Lincoln, the Vietnam Memorial, the Korean War Memorial. At the end of the reflecting pool the World War II Memorial. And then looming just past that is the George Washington Monument. It is truly an amazing place, and I want you to feel that and I want you to make sure it's not a place for just remember this and please spread this in the crowd. It's called the reflecting pool, not because it reflects the image of George Washington, because it reflects all of it and we are supposed to go to it and reflect.
Tomorrow that's what this is about really, reflection of who we are, where we are, where we're going, what each of us have to do. How do we get our way out of this? And it's not politics, gang. It's not politics. Who can we look to? One of the inspirations for this event was my son. He's 5. And he didn't know what a hero was, a real hero. He thought a hero had to have a cape or could fly. He didn't know what a real hero was. It's time we find heroes again. And we know them in the military, but where else can we find them? Where else? You can't believe anybody anymore. You can't believe the media, you can't believe the president. Please, when I was young, you couldn't believe Nixon. Can you believe them, can you believe congress. Can you believe the Republicans or the Democrats? Can you believe Halliburton or GE? Who do you trust? Do you trust your teachers in schools anymore? Good portion of the population doesn't trust our firemen. Growing number of people don't trust our military. My gosh, we don't trust our judicial system. We don't trust our history books. What is it we trust? Who is it we believe in? Don't ever put your trust in a human being. You can trust them, you can hope, but understand they are all flawed. Every single one, just like you. They are no better or no worse than you.
The thing that you may not have in common is some people try and some people do not. That's the point. Do we try to be better? Do we recognize our mistakes? Do we try to be better? Do we only focus on our scars? I've been cut. I've been hurt. I've been burned.
My father told me, my father told me you can either concentrate on all the things that have happened to you or you can ask why have they happened to me and what am I supposed to do with it. And I can guarantee you what you're supposed to do with it is not hate. It's not to become bitter. It's to find you know what one of my goals was 15 years ago? Just to love people.