A Speech On The Legacy Of The Past And Present Generations Essay

1225 Words Feb 1st, 2016 5 Pages
“Proud traditions, sparking ambitions.” That was the saying for FFA this past year. While that 4-word phrase may seem just like a catchy phrase or a good theme to have, when we take a step back and examine those 4 words, we realize that it has been vivid throughout our history, in FFA, 4-H, agriculture, and throughout the world. People throughout our history, even though they may not realize it, have been running with this idea. This phrase has been summing up the actions of some of our greatest leaders and helping people change the world every day. Some people may look at this phrase and question what the true meaning is. When we dig deep and look at the definitions, we see the true meaning, which is the satisfaction of the achievements in the past and present generations igniting the desire to accomplish our goals through determination and hard work. In order to fulfill this, all we have to do is stand up for agriculture. I would like to ask you a question: How did you get here? Now, I know what you are probably thinking. You are probably thinking about how you drove your car or your truck or maybe you even walked here…but that isn’t the answer I was looking for. How did you get here? How did you become a judge or a spectator? How did you get involved in agriculture? I bet that you were inspired by a proud tradition. When I first started doing my research for this, I was amazed to see that it seems like everyone is inspired by a proud tradition which then leads to a…

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