Citizens of the galaxy, on this day we mark a change. For a thousand years, the Republic stood as the crowning achievement of civilized beings. There were those who would set us against one another however, and we took up arms to defend our way of life against the Separatists. In so doing, we never suspected that the greatest threat came from within.
The Jedi, and some within our own Senate, had hoped to grind the Republic into ruin. But the hatred in their hearts could not be hidden forever. At last, there came a day when our enemies showed their true natures.
The Jedi hoped to take control of the Republic by assassinating the head of government and taking control of the clone army, but our loyal clone troopers contained the insurrection within the Jedi Temple and put down uprisings on a thousand worlds.
The remaining Jedi will be hunted down and defeated!
We stand on the threshold of a new beginning. The Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society, which I assure you will last for ten thousand years.
Imperial citizens must do their part. Join our grand star fleet. Become the eyes of the Empire by reporting suspected insurrectionists. Travel to the corners of the galaxy to spread the riches of your world with those who have none. Turn in any of the traitor Jedi whom you encounter.
The clone troopers, now proudly wearing the name of Imperial Stormtroopers, have tackled the dangerous work of fighting our enemies on the front lines. Many have died in their devotion to the Empire, and they will continue to do so for the safety of all.
The New Order of peace has triumphed over the shadowy secrecy of shameful magicians. The direction of our course is clear. I will lead the Empire to glories beyond imagining.
We have been tested, but we have emerged stronger. We move forward as one people: the Imperial citizens of the first Galactic Empire. We will prevail. Ten thousand years of peace begins today.