I am aware of the tremendous honor being shown us
by this joint session of congress. When I think of [word crossed out]
the [crossed out] past sessions that involved heads of state and
notable persons, I can only be most humble to know
you consider our efforts in the same class.
This has been a great experience for us all
and I am glad to see that pride in our country and
it's accomplishments are not a thing of the past. I still
get a hard-to-define feeling inside, when the
flag goes by and I know most of you do, too.
Exper parade [written above] May we never lose that feeling.
The Flight of Friendship 7 on 20 Feb. involved
not only [crossed out] much more than [written above] one man in the spacecraft in orbit. but he [crossed out]
[star] represented so many thousands of people [crossed out] (Introduce Annie + folks) [written above line]
[caret] Beyond that [written above line] many thousands of people were involved. Contractors and
subcontractors in many different fields, civilian,
military and civil service, all joining their efforts
toward a goal. This would not have been [crossed out]
possible without the support of the American [crossed out]
people as expressed through the Congress [crossed out]
prior to that, [crossed out] There was [written above line], of course, was [crossed out] the vision from
your congressional area of responsibility that established
this national program.