"One of my first memories was Martin Luther King Being shot, I was five ... But the aftermath of it, the recovery, is a dream realized. And that is Martin Luther King's Dream." (Paragraph 5)
John Stewart talks about a personal story that also mentions a tragedy, but it also addresses the aftermath of a tragedy and how we need to continue to pick ourselves up and work towards the American dream.
Stewart argues that America needs to remember how we always bounce back and uses his anecdotal story to show what tragedies we have come back from
"The view from my apartment was the World Trade Center. Now it's gone ... But you know what the view is now? That Statue of Liberty". (Paragraph 9-10)
Stewart paints the audience a picture of what he sees when he looks out his window. With his view changing from the World Trade Center to the Statue of liberty shows the determination that we should have to get through this rough time.
John Stewart proclaims that even though we have gone through a devastating change we need to have perseverance. We won't forget what happened on 9/11, we'll use it as a learning experience and continue to do our best