It does not matter how big the task was to help someone. There is not one hero in America and that is one of the greatest facts that should be known. America should be appreciate the fact that it can thank millions of people for everything. There are over millions of heros and maybe only a fraction of them receive recognition. It is up to the rest of America to not just focus on the recognized heroes, the people need to look around and realize they are surrounded by
People never think about how America wasn’t as great as it is now. It took lots of effort and unwanted conflict and that's what makes them heroes. What defines a hero? A hero is a person that believes in what they believe and does something about it. Despite what people say, it's obvious that american people have hearts because without hearts nothing would've changed, for example, the rights for women, slaves, and the right to speak and say what you want to say.
Honor is a form of high respect or esteem. The word honor itself is synonymous with expressions like glory, distinction, and merit. The noun is usually reserved for those who have done the unthinkable for their country; it is for those who are at such an important title that no other word can describe them. Soldiers and doctors do things dubbed as honorable; armies put themselves at risk for their country, and doctors save lives. Albeit, of those who read Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, several people would not agree that Brutus was, in fact, an honorable man.
Thank you CTL for allowing me to continue my service to this great nation, community, and fellow individuals in crisis. Whether it is the war torn streets of Baghdad, or an individual suffering alone in the confines of their minds and phone screen, I am able to still reach out and make a difference. I know from first hand this experience is universal. It is the collective human consciousness and need of belonging that has allowed our civilization to flourish. As a veteran (Warrior) I am reminded of a great quote by author Steven Pressfield, “The return Warrior/Veteran may not realize it, but they have acquired an MBA in enduring adversity and a Ph.D. in resourcefulness, tenacity and the capacity for hard work.”
America, regardless of the pro and anti-war groups, was a very patriotic nation. The desire and moral obligation to serve one 's country was a social norm inherited from previous generations (Hagan 9). Human beings have a natural ability to act in a way that allows them to win in a “social setting”, which means that a person makes decisions heavily based on their surroundings (Biddle 1057-079).The decisions we make are affected by the opinions of others. Peer pressure plays a prominent role in decision making, especially during the adolescent ages (Bault para 3). Tim O’Brien allowed the fear of war and death be outweighed by his fear of being shamed by his
The citizens trust America as a nation with a very bright vision to be even greater. The mistakes that we made in the past still haunts us today and I don’t wants us to repeat the mistakes and regrets again. I agree with Senate Cabot when he said “We have made mistakes in the past and we shall make in the future and fall short of our own best hopes” because this shows that we have made many mistakes again and again, we need to take a stand and stop. I also agree with senate cabot when he said “ it is well to remember that we are dealing with nations, everyone of which has a direct individual interest to serve, and there is grave danger in an unshared idealism” because it shows that nations will be hurt like Germany , think about what we will
" (cite). This idea has positively influenced Americans and many people around the world. In Death of a Salesman it takes a different approach by showing how it can be destructive in many ways. Most times we can get stuck in this mindset that more success means a happier life and that it can make a person feel more accomplished yet in fact Death of a Salesman shows how it can make people feel less accomplished through Willy Loman. In the end, he doesn’t realize this until it was too late.
Soldiers do not get the credit they deserve nowadays, and they should, especially ones that deserve it. SGT Wigginton is one of those soldiers who deserve to get an award for what he has done for his country and for his soldiers. He has taken me under his wing and made me a great leader, like himself. I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me and taught me. I will always remember SGT Wigginton as not only my TL but as my role model.
Roosevelt is states “This nation has placed its destiny in the hands and heads and hearts of its millions of free men and women, and its faith in freedom under the guidance of God. Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere.” The main reason people come to the Unites States is because they want an overall better life and want to full-fill their niche in life. We each have the freedom to go for opportunities that you want to achieve. This country is based on everyone 's perspective.
"...As Americans, regardless of background, we are really more alike than we are different. Each of us has an obligation to stand up for the rights of fellow Americans — not with rancor or bitterness, but with pride and resolution”, once stated by former U.S Congressman Norman Y. Mineta, these words are often left unheeded in today’s American society. Not a single day goes by without ignorant individuals spewing toxic lines about stereotypes another individual’s heritage. In this day and age, it is beyond inconceivable that discrimination in any shape or size still exists in our world, let alone our nation. Undoubtedly, this is an issue that we must address, and the first step in solving it is to adhere to Mr. Mineta’s statement.
President Ronald Reagan’s speech on the 40th anniversary of D-Day is one to remember. He spoke of the bravery and showed the veterans gratitude for their selflessness to fight. The speech takes place in Normandy, France at the D-Day memorial. These veterans fought to give freedom back to those it was taken from. President Ronald Reagan does make a convincing argument in his remarks of the D-Day address because he not only recognizes the American veterans but also every veteran from the other countries who came to help.
A Veteran whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to, and including his/her life.” I’m honored to be speaking with you today on such an important occasion. We’re here today to honor our service members and to remember their sacrifices they have made and the courage it take to defend honor, duty and the country. May we always be humbly grateful…. to the brave American patriots…who suffered and sacrificed for the freedom of all Americans.