As you know, we've always fought crime together, but at this meeting I think we should consider the fate of the world's war children! Homeless orphans! Starving little tots.... Things are bad over there....
We're passing along stories to Kyle so he knows what came before him. So he understands the tradition. But that's not the only reason. It doesn't hurt for us to be reminded. Because the past is what connects us to each other.
I've stumbled onto some kind of secret tong meeting! They call me the "Champion of the Green Flame!" Well, I'll find out more about that -- and their master... But first I've got to put them out of action!
Chang lived centuries ago! He fashioned the rock into a lantern... but he was killed! And the Green Flame fulfilled its first prophecy with the death of his murders! Later, the Lantern cured an insane man -- gave him a new life! Still later, it fell into my hands, giving me its power!
While you're planning strategies, thinking about whether to call in the reserves, and generally acting like civilized men and women - he's already slicing your throat, thinking how good your blood will taste when it spatters against his tongue.
That's why the Justice Society is so important to me. To Jay and Ted and Carter. Jay and his wife couldn't have children of their own. Ted lost his son. Carter neglected his. And I... I was never even there for mine. WE FAILED OUR CHILDREN. But we won't fail again. I won't fail you again. Or any of the children of the Justice Society. That is is my oath.
Many of you have heard the rumors, You've heard of us wanting to downsize this team. We wanted to make a judgment call on who stays and who goes. I wanted you all to hear it from us - we want you to stay. Every single one of you. Because we were the ones who made a mistake. We were the ones who forgot - you don't give up on family.