During a neighborhood meeting, Louis Huang tries to convince his neighbors that Highland Avenue should be a Halloween destination. He persuades them that Halloween is not about imagineers spending money but about allowing individuals to use their imagination to adopt an entirely new persona for the day.
Lieutenant General Harold G. Moore delivers a speech to his soldiers and their families that speaks about the united vision of the group. He calls his soldiers to work together even if members may believe in a different creed or be of a different race. He also indicates that it will be a difficult battle and that his soldiers have his full support.
This speech from Governor Gertrude Lang suggests how important Mr. Holland was to the school, including the students, teachers, and staff. The governor tells everyone about Mr. Holland's impact on the school community. She then tells Mr. Holland that it's time for the school to give back to him.