“What does Memorial Day means to you?” A question probably not asked nearly as often as it should be. Memorial day is a time that is supposed to remind us of all the rights, liberties, and opportunities that are given to us due to our brave soldiers. They endure the most extreme hardships simply to defend us and our rights. Unfortunately, many of today’s youth only knows Memorial Day as a free day off of school and the day that the pool memberships start. To me, Memorial Day stands as a day of heartfelt, solemn remembrance of all the men and women who have given their lives in willing sacrifice to the country that they know and love.
The contribution presented to my generation by America is the gift of freedom. Even though freedom may seem as if it is free many veterans lost their lives to ensure we had freedom. There are other gifts from America to my generation such as edification and technology. The rewards of freedom were able to be received because of countless veterans sacrificed their lives so we could live in a free country. Over the past two-hundred forty-two years, several veterans lose their lives everyday so we can live unreservedly.
America has given us so many chances but when will everyone learn to use them accurately. America is a very giving and generous nation. People have gone to war, risked their lives and died so that we are able to have a better life. They give up their privileges so that we can have them.
The gifts from America to my generation are amazing. The fact that so many people fought and even died for our freedom is incredible. I 'm going to list some of the gifts America has given my generation and how thankful I am for them. The first gift America has given to my generation is freedom of speech. I 'm so glad that we are allowed to say and think what we want.
Without love America would not be the country that it is, we would not cherish our luxuries, we would not care about our country as a whole and we certainly would not be as successful as we are. Americans have a lot of love and passion for our country, we have more passion for our country than we do for our Sunday football, which you could say is a lot. Love is something that you cannot fake, love is something that you genuinely care about and with love comes positive actions. We show our love to America by joining the army, voting for positive positive people to represent America, working and we sing our national anthem proudly while looking at our flag passionately. There is one thing that we Americans love more than our country and that is each other because we are a
What does patriotism mean to me? Patriotism is love and loyalty to my country. As the friend, brother, uncle, and brother-in-law of service members, I 'm expected to show my gratitude, love, and devotion to my country. My school had us recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning with my school mates. I know that pledge by heart.
"Any man in combat who lacks comrades who will die for him, or for whom he is willing to die," William Manchester wrote of his time as a Marine in World War II, "is not a man at all. He is truly damned." (Matthew Bogdanos) The relationships that soldiers create during their service is one of the strongest connections ever made. They share an involvement with each other during desperate periods of life or death These bonds will last them a lifetime. These bonds that soldiers share are so important to their time that they serve.
This has bred a selfish and self loving society that outright refuses to sacrifice to help anyone but themselves. As much as Americans may hate to admit it, our individual rights must occasionally be overlooked to protect the whole of our country. I have witnessed many people I love enter into the armed forced for the protection of our country and their example of self sacrifice is an example for all. Soldiers
He was going to stop at nothing to support everyone in America. He was going to take on all our problems and burdens, He did this willingly. This truly selfless person used his chance of success at anything he wanted to help us as a country. He would go on to do things that will affect us long after he’s dead. He really contributed and gave back to his country in a big way.
America’s Gift to My Generation Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, these are three of the many things our veterans fought for to give us. These are the gifts our veterans have given to my generation and more to come. The gifts to america are special and we all should be thankful that our veterans gave these gifts and our soldiers are still fighting to keep them this way. In other words the countless wars happened to give my generation a gift that won 't expire or end, they’ve given us the never ending gift, the never ending gift of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Life, life in the declaration of independence means the preservation of life.
The iconic design of the Stars and Stripes on the American flag has been a symbol of hope to every citizen in America since its making. Every time an American citizen sees these stars and stripes, they are reminded of their safe home in the United States of America. Every time a soldier sees the flag, they are reminded of what they are fighting for. They are fighting for the freedom that every citizen in the United States takes for granted, yet they still bravely fight for that freedom. As children, we were taught that Betsy Ross was the woman to thank for the flag that we see today.
“The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.” (web) Specific to the term ‘empowering’ which is a large struggle on it’s own without the proper guidance to remain motivated. The WWP not only enables and empowers veterans to be their own success story, they also provide an increase in awareness and benefit from many programs that are offered to include employment. Satisfying employment for a veteran is difficult, the numbers speak for its own for one thousand veterans who have started their new chapter after the military. The WWP has proven its ability to provide proper resources and support as well as being the proper and much needed influence on the community of Veterans in the nation
The great President Ronald Reagan once said, “America is still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurting through the darkness toward home.” (Artifact 4) Like a magnet, we draw people in. We are the only country in this entire world that has had such success from our very beginning. Because of the hope of a bright future, our founding fathers worked to make today possible. My personal belief is that God lifted their fences and cleared their foggy glasses a bit to give them each individually a glimpse of what could be. I believe they were gifted with imaginations far superior to yours and mine.
That is what this life is about. You sacrifice for those you love. That is what my parent’s did. They brought my sister and I to this land of opportunity and even though they used their chance on us, their chance to follow their dreams, I will follow mine for them. People always ask me how I do so well in school, how I have the energy to do all the homework, study for the tests, do extra curricular activities, and never give up.