The President noted that today our homeland is an independent state and each of us has our freedom. Despite wars and occupations, we were the most difficult and we defended the most expensive, the politician said.
Voithonis returned to the question of what he sees as the future of ideal Latvia. He stressed that the basis of what a country would be depends on ourselves:
"It is a symbolic moment to see the ideal Latvia. The kind of Latvia we will be doing every day is and will always be in our power."
The president recalled Raine's words that it would not be desirable to have democracy in our country, not needing our country. These words are true today, Vējonis pointed out. "Only a democratic state guarantees equal rights for the law and security for all of us, and everybody must be a member of their country," the politician explained.
"In the future, I see a people who speak proudly Latvian and whose culture is wonderful for the whole world. A country that always supports the weakest and most distinguished one inspires everyone to achieve their goals," the president said.
"In the hundred centuries of Latvia, I see a plurality of Latvia: where the most powerful generations from one generation to another inherit the love of the homeland, the care of the earth and their people, and the nearest one, the country where each child is a country in which new knowledge and creativity is celebrated. A country that sustains everyone's ability to realize their dreams. "
"For a hundred years of temperament and maturity, we are a mature nation, we are responsible for our country and its inseparable place in Europe. We are also part of the common destiny of our planet," the president continued, "I see Latvia where knowledge is followed by new discoveries, and prosperity. Everyone can enjoy the fruits of his work and everyone can say – we are rich. "
Vējonis pointed out that today they see Latvia as it has grown, so it sees the proud land, and the people who give the world do not pray or take it. "I see potential people who will give their grandchildren more solid than ever."
"Let's celebrate the centenary of our country with a real joy for our success and a sure faith in the future," the president urged.
"We are all Latvia," concludes Vējonis, "because faith and love for our country and freedom inspire us for great work for our Latvia!"