Today I celebrate a nation,
I celebrate a nation who has forever changed the world
a bold nation, a free nation!
Today I celebrate passion, creativity and will
I celebrate resilience,
Today I celebrate a revolution,
a revolution of men and women whom despite their circumstances
live life relentlessy
Today I celebrate those who came before me,
those who left unexpectedly,
I celebrate Haiti
Today I am choosing to follow the examples of those who strived for better,
I am choosing to tell the story of their triumph
I am choosing to listen.