President Johnson conducts a ceremony honoring Abraham Lincoln and his legacy at the Lincoln Memorial. Johnson draws similarities to the current political and social climate of conflict to the time of Lincoln's presidency. As images of the ceremony progress, overdubber we hear Johnson speak the following:
"We are sometimes forced by an adversary to back our beliefs with steel, just as Lincoln did. And we must stick it out, as Lincoln did. For we live in a time that Lincoln would have well understood. He heard the charges that the war was long and wrong. He saw Americans die, 600,000 of them. And he brooded. Lincoln stuck it out. Sad but steady. So will we."