“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.
Soldiers risk their lives everyday to give us freedom and rights that other countries don’t get the chance to have. Many of my family members have fought for our rights. My great-grandpa even fought in World War ll and received a purple heart; which is when you get injured in battle. He worked through his injuries to help out our country. Not only the veterans in the past help our country, new veterans like my uncles have fought in recent problems : Afghanistan and Iraq.
I’m loyal to the community because I do community service in the community.By not littering and keeping the street clean proves that I’m loyal in the community.Showing that young people can make a difference in this community is a big deal.Being able to volunteer my time is showing my Loyalty to the community.I show Loyalty throughout this experience in JROTC. Showing what I’ve improved on this year and what I’m doing to become a better citizen. I show loyalty by being honest with myself and others and for what’s right So that one day I can show my Loyalty in the future. In conclusion, I show loyalty throughout this experience in JROTC. Showing what I’ve improved on this year and what I’m doing to become a better citizen.
Firstly, it reminds me that I should recognize all of the courageous men and women who fought for our freedom and liberty. Without them, we wouldn’t be what we are today as a community. Our soldiers sacrificed their lives to make sure that each and every one of us can live a happy one. Memorial Day also means that we should be proud and thankful for our country. As
Arlington Cemetery is a very beautiful place with a very tragic purpose. It would be nice to think that everyone who served our country got to live happily ever after, but sadly that is not the case. There are many soldiers who make the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives to protect our country. I feel that it is the saddest when the soldiers aren 't able to be identified and sent home to be buried. The soldiers who were unidentifiable they still mean something to someone.
"I cannot or will not, take freedoms of this country offers for granted. But these freedoms have come with a price so many times. The sacrifices made by our veterans are reminders to us of this." This statement, said by Melanie Trump, sums up my perspective on respect to our veterans and our freedoms here in America. Although I enjoy many freedoms, two of my favorites are freedom of religion and the freedom to choose what career I would like to pursue in when I am older; similarly, I appreciate the sacrifices our veterans made to keep our country and freedoms safe.
The stories begin, with both characters sick and mistreated, but towards the end, their grandchildren help others find the love for them and make others realize that they are family and that they should cherish the time they have together. The message shown throughout each story is to love your family and every member in your family no matter what happens to them or you. In “The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson”, the grandfather is being mistreated by his son and his son’s wife. “His daughter-in-law scolded him” (Tolstoy, 9). This shows how the old man was treated on a daily basis.
I am so glad and fortunate to be living in a country that for the most part I can feel safe with my family and know that our government will do everything in their power to protect and serve all Americans. Malala’s father continues to give speeches against Fazlullah and
My Responsibility to America “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are untimely our own responsibility.” -Eleanor Roosevelt. Americans I believe our general responsibility is to say and know the national anthem, pay tribute to those who serve or have served, and excess the right to vote. I also feel we are held accountable to be an upstanding citizen and help the community.
People receiving news daily that their loved ones would not be returning home. At times like these, people start to think about the joyful times they had with their loved ones. Going through rough time periods can make someone remember how amazing life once was. After one of the first major civil war battles President Lincoln gave a very eye-opening speech, “The Gettysburg Address.” He tells the people that this is the worst it’s going to get, and
What the American Flag Means to Me I am proud to live in America. It makes me grateful for all the freedom we have compared to other countries. Every morning at West Middle School we say the pledge of allegiance, it gives me a special feeling, it gives me a happy feeling. Sometimes it makes me wants to give a big smile. When I see an American flag it makes me feel proud, respectful, and it reminds me of all the freedom I get.
I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me ~Greenwood. So often, natural-born Americans sing about patriotism and appreciation for the freedoms they have received from birth. When in reality they are not aware of how their life would be without said freedoms. Immigrants, on the other hand, have experienced the lack of rights, and therefore value American freedoms greater.