President Joe Biden struck an upbeat note in his address to the nation tonight at the "Celebrating America" concert at the Lincoln Memorial saying he believed the best for the nation was yet to come.
After listing difficulties faced by the nation including the pandemic, an economic crisis, racial injustice, the climate crisis and internal threats to the country's democracy, Biden asked rhetorically if Americans were up for the challenge.
"Will we meet the moment like our forebearers have?" he asked. "I believe we must and I believe we will. You, the American people are the reason why I have never been more optimistic about America than I am this very day."
"There isn't anything we can't do, if we do it together," he added.
"So thank you for this honor, I will give my all to you," Biden said in closing.