A small, portable radio was on in the adjoining room where we would count large deposits of money. I heard the announcer say that an airplane had flown into the World Trade Centre and I remember thinking, "is this the end of the World?" and that I wanted to go home to be with my wife. This was the only time in my life when I have seriously thought that it was the end of the World. The plane crash that Friday in September dominated the news on the television, I remember wondering why the destruction of the Twin Towers was so important.
After the attack Hawaiians named this base “Wai Momi” which meant “pearl waters.” They called it this because they felt that they were finally in peace from the Japanese. You can go to this naval base today and see more of the meaning behind these quotes. Plus you can go see a stone wall with all 3,000 deaths imprinted into it along with a huge memorial. Today we call Pearl Harbor a National Historic Landmark. After the attack China declared war on Japan on December 9,1942.
Feng Ru “established the Guangdong Air Vehicle Company in 1909,” (Maksel). In paragraph 7, it states, “ During one test flight, Feng lost control of his airplane (not an unusual occurrence), which plunged into his workshop, setting it ablaze.” this explains how this was a challenge he faced when he was trying to be the Father of Chinese Aviation. In conclusion, Feng Ru hard work led him to become the Father of Chinese Aviation. In conclusion, Melba Pattillo Beals, Jackie Robinson, and Feng Ru had life changing experiences which not only changed their lives, but also their countries. Melba Pattillo Beals helped blacks have the same quality education as whites.
This is a campaign speech by Herbert Hoover called "Rugged Individualism.” Hoover was Secretary of Commerce under Harding and Coolidge before running as a presidential candidate in 1928. He was a proponent of public works done voluntarily by the communities and private organizations. Because of his efforts to improve standard of living, he was labeled as "The Great Humanitarian." Hoover was born in Iowa but grew up in Oregon as the son of a blacksmith. He graduated from Sanford University and lived in China for a time aiding in humanitarian efforts during the Boxer Rebellion.
America in the early 1900’s was an explosion of industrialism, with poverty on its heels. From a distance, America appeared as a magnificent wonderland filled with amazing opportunities. However, as many immigrants soon discovered, America was not the magical kingdom it was made out to be. With levels of poverty and disease rising, and unsafe workplaces widespread, America was built on pillars of corruption and muck. Upton Sinclair shared these beliefs, and in 1906 he decided to help open the eyes of the American public to the horrors behind closed factory doors by publishing his book, The Jungle.
My True Teacher Reading Vietnam history, I discovered that Tam was the greatest Vietnamese general in Tran’s dynasty in the thirteen century. I came across which qualities made him a successful leader. Scholar curiosity, dedication, and tenacity – these core attributes drove him to the genius strategist of the China - Vietnam War. He devoted most of his life to fighting against Chinese conquerors, the most powerful invading army in the world, who oppressed the Vietnamese. Tam’s troops destroyed the Chinese warriors like King David killed Goliath in the bible.
The chapter opens with a description of “six propeller-driven fighter planes in a row, with military assistance from the United States to San Lorenzo.” (Vonnegut, 137) This exemplifies progression in San Lorenzo by showing there are newly-constructed military bases in San Lorenzo; however, with a stronger military there is lots of death while trying to save the people of their country. Though the military progressing forward along with the nation, this means that there will be casualties within the nation. This military advancement improves the progression of the county’s global status, but the individuals are still suffering. Again the passage states that San Lorenzo has “military assistance from the United States.” (Vonnegut, 137) This supports how even though San Lorenzo is such a small country, they are able to have connections with other countries like the United States. Which is good for smaller countries because these relationships could progress San Lorenzo to be a more well known country with a higher global status.
(Wikipedia, Tim-McGraw). As I have examined the rhetorical situation throughout the text, the author, and the audience, I have found a better understanding of the argument that Tim McGraw is trying to present. “Live Like You Were Dying” tells the story of a man in his early forties who gets the horrible news that his father has a life threatening illness. His father’s message to live life to the fullest and do the things he had wanted to do like go skydiving, mountain climbing, fishing and bull riding. He also says it made him become a better husband and friend.
As he sits there he picks up an old issue of liberty and starts to look at the pictures of german bombers. He proceeds to imagine his adventure as a soldier in world war two: “I’ll fly alone.’ ‘but you can't, sir,’ said the sergeant anxiously. ‘It takes two men to handle that bomber and he archies are pounding hell out of the air. Von Richtman’s circus is between here and Saulier.’ ‘Somebody's got to get that ammunition dump,’ said Mitty, ‘I'm going over.”(339) In this vision Walter is being a hero by going on this likely death mission. By completing this act he will save many lives at the cost of his own.
The Great Depression was brought to an end because American industries started to produce military supplies in large factories. (R). Most consumer industries were completely transformed, for example, car manufacturers such as General Motors started to make airplane engines instead of cars to support the war effort. These companies that were transformed also manufactured an impressive amount of supplies for the war. The Mattatuck Manufacturing Company was originally a upholstery nail manufacture, but switched to making three million cartridge clips for rifles, a week.
Who knew planes could fly over a major financial crash! As it turns out, they did. Planes were a new mode of transportation that was introduced by the Wright Brother and was finding its place in the world as most great inventions do. Though as it turns out, it was during the Great Depression this industry flourished and began to integrate into the lives of the american people. Planes were new to the scene and need to fill a demand.
At the start of the Great Depression, James “Jimmy” Doolittle was spending his time between working for the Shell Oil Company and as a reservist in the U.S Army. With Shell, he was spending his time as the manager of the Aviation Department. With the Army, he was testing aircraft and setting airplane speed records. Later into the era of depression, Doolittle would lead one of the most successful missions into Japan as a member of the Army Air Corps. Doolittle was a pioneer of Aircraft, setting records and improving upon America’s air superiority.
According to a article published through the Reno-Gazette Journal , on December 4th 2015, Andy Wirth won another fight despite the odds. The previous few years Andy Wirth spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to prevent his beloved Olympic Valley from falling pray to a movement led by Fred Ilfield , to incorporate Olympic Valley. Andy Wirth was relieved after California’s Local Agency Formation Commission denied the incorporation on the grounds that the incorporated town would not be financially viable. In truth Andy Wirth is no stranger to adversity and hardships, if he is not fighting Incorporation movements, he 's fighting to recover from a near fatal skydiving accident in October of 2013. After inadvertently landing in a vineyard,
Special Agent Leonard Hatton was on his way to work that fatal morning when the towers were struck and he responded immediately. Although Hatton wasn 't tasked with responding to emergencies he still went and saved many lives. He served the country as a Marian, a firefighter, an FBI agent(Heros to Remember) and he gave his life during the country’s time of need. Ordinary people came to do amazing things on this day including Tom Burnett who was the COO and vice president of Thoratec Corporation and was on flight 93 when he noticed it had been hijacked like the others. Himself and other passengers decided to fight back and gain control of the plane.
This is a result of his first op in Germany. In Germany, he was first faced with the cruelties of war. He was a witness to the deaths of thousands by his own hand. While making his way over enemy lines, his plane was barraged with attacks from Germans, and he is understandably shook up by that. The terror of flying through the battlefield never leaves him and haunts his dreams.