Monday night folks got the chance to hear from retired General Wesley Clark, one of the most highly decorated military officers in the nation.
Clark said at an afternoon press conference he planned to speak about leadership and the direction of the United States.
"I'm going to talk about American leadership in the world. Where we stand and what the future holds in the United States and what the responsibilities of our citizens are," Clark said.
The General spoke about the lasting impact the September 11th attacks have had on our nation, from leading us into wars with both Iraq and Afghanistan, and how now is the time to think less of military needs and put our focus back within our borders to bring back the economy.
"What we need to do is we need to focus on the United States and rebuilding our economic strength. The real power of America, our real influence on world affairs is derived from the strength of the American economy, from the strength of our companies, from the entrepreneurship from the educational system in America," Clark said.
Clark covered the recent talks President Obama has had with Israel and the focus on nuclear weapons in Iran.
"He met today with Prime Minister Netenyahu and Israel has a right of force to make it's own decisions. They're a sovereign nation. But the United States also has a vested interest, a real interest in the welfare and security of the state of Israel. And so we believe the course of action the President is taking is the appropriate course of action for now. I hope the Iranian's got the message from the President when he said he doesn't bluff," said Clark.