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Speech Archive

The Air Force speech archive contains speeches written annually by Air Force Public Affairs to celebrate major holidays and significant Air Force events. These speeches are available for use by any Airman, retiree or civilian speaking about a holiday or event from an Air Force perspective. While these speeches are complete and may be given verbatim, you are encouraged to personalize every speech with stories and examples from your own experience. Use these speeches to augment entirely new ones, or mix elements of several speeches together. Users are also encouraged to seek out current Air Force talking points or other messages that can provide a timely element to the speech as well as support the Chief of Staff's top priorities.

2011

A Day of Honor - A Day to Honor
2011 Air Force Public Affairs Agency Speech Series
Veterans Day 2011

America's Air Force: Strong, Reliable, Ever Vigilant
2011 Air Force Public Affairs Agency Speech Series
64th Anniversary of the USAF, September 18, 2011

Never Forget 9/11
2011 Air Force Public Affairs Agency Speech Series
10th Anniversary of 9/11Terrorist Attacks

Freedom's Birthday
2011 Air Force Public Affairs Agency Speech Series
Independence Day 2011

Freedom and Justice
2011 Air Force Public Affairs Agency Speech Series
Memorial Day 2011

2009

Veterans Day
2009 Air Force Public Affairs
Veterans Day, 2009

Celebrating the Air Force's 62nd Birthday
2009 Air Force Public Affairs
Celebrating the Air Force's 62nd Birthday, 2009

The Fabric of Our Nation
2009 Air Force Public Affairs
Independence Day, 2010

Memorial Day
2009 Air Force Public Affairs
Memorial Day, 2009

Women's History Month
2009 Air Force Public Affairs
Women's History Month, 2009

2007

Veterans: Our Lasting Heritage
2007 Air Force Public Affairs
Veterans Day, 2007

Lasting Heritage to Limitless Horizons
2007 Air Force Public Affairs
Commemorating the Air Force's 60th Birthday, 2007

Not Forgotten
2007 Air Force Public Affairs
Memorial Day, 2007

Fighting for Freedom
2007 Air Force Public Affairs
Armed Forces Day, 2007

2010

Veterans Day 
2010 Air Force Public Affairs
Veterans Day, 2010

The 63rd Birthday of the United States Air Force
2010 Air Force Public Affairs
Air Force Birthday, 2010

National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2010
2010 Air Force Public Affairs
National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2010

The Declaration of Independence and Us
2010 Air Force Public Affairs
Independence Day, 2010

The Last Full Measure of Devotion
2010 Air Force Public Affairs
Memorial Day, 2010

2008

Remembering the Sacrifices and Service
of Our Veterans

2008 Air Force Public Affairs
Veterans Day, 2008

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
2008 Air Force Public Affairs
POW/MIA Day, 2008

Celebrating the Air Force's 61st Birthday
2008 Air Force Public Affairs
Celebrating the Air Force's 61st Birthday, 2008

Recognizing Those Who Gave Their Lives
2008 Air Force Public Affairs
Memorial Day, 2008

Saluting Those Who Serve
2008 Air Force Public Affairs
Armed Forces Day, 2008

2006

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
2006 Air Force Public Affairs
Veterans Day, 2006

America: The Land of Liberty
2006 Air Force Public Affairs
Independence Day, 2006

Honoring Fallen Heroes
2006 Air Force Public Affairs
Memorial Day, 2006

America Salutes You
2006 Air Force Public Affairs
Armed Forces Day, 2006

2005

Honoring Our Veterans, A Rich Heritage
2005 Air Force Public Affairs
Veterans Day

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: America's Air Force
2005 Air Force Public Affairs
Celebrating the Air Force's 58th Birthday, 2005

The Road to Independence
2005 Air Force Public Affairs
Independence Day, 2005

A Time For Remembrance
2005 Air Force Public Affairs
Memorial Day, 2005

Armed Forces Day
2005 Air Force Public Affairs
Armed Forces Day, 2005

2004 and Earlier

Honoring All Who Served
2004 Air Force Public Affairs
Veterans Day, 2004

Air Independence -- Forged in Fire
2004 Air Force Public Affairs
Celebrating the Air Force's 57th Birthday, 2004

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
2004 Air Force Public Affairs
POW/MIA Day, 2004

Independence Day
2004 Air Force Public Affairs
Independence Day, 2004

Remembering Fallen Heroes
2004 Air Force Public Affairs
Memorial Day, 2004

A Tradition of Heroes
2004 Air Force Public Affairs
Armed Forces Day, 2004

Veterans Day
2003 Air Force Public Affairs
Veterans Day, 2003

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
2003 Air Force Public Affairs
POW/MIA Day, 2003

The Flight Path to Independence
2003 Air Force Public Affairs
Celebrating the Air Force's 56th Birthday, 2003

Independence Day
2003 Air Force Public Affairs
Independence Day, 2003

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
2002 Air Force Public Affairs
POW/MIA Day, 2002

Celebrating the Air Force's 55th Birthday
2002 Air Force Public Affairs
Celebrating the Air Force's 55th Birthday, 2002