Linda Siscel- Ritzer said the opening ceremony for The Wall that Heals was the most heartfelt ceremony she had experienced besides the funeral for her son, Marine Corp Lance Corporal Kevin Ray Siscel. The ceremony was an introduction for the display of The Wall That Heals, a traveling Vietnam memorial, the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance and The Honor Wall, at the Westside Public Library. One portion of the ceremony which touched Ritzer specifically was the Missing Man Table Presentation. During this, members of Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter 6 presented a hat from the five branches of military to signify the men and women who could not be in attendance because they are unaccounted for as POW/MIA's. Ritzer said both the placement
“Just think of what our country would be like right now if every young man raised his hand and said, ‘I am going to be obedient … I am going to be cheerful, I will be thrifty,’” he said, referring the the 12 points of scout law. “... Your country needs you to uphold these virtues, not just tomorrow, but throughout your entire life.” Kolterman, who was a mentor to one of the scouts earning the Eagle Scout title, said the boy scouts program and its virtues made an impact on both his personal life and career. “It taught me many leadership skills,” he said. “It also gave me a very good perspective on life … You just can’t put into words the kind of things that you learn in a good quality scouting
Veterans Day Veterans Day is an official holiday we celebrate on November 11th, we celebrate all those living and dead who served in the US armed forces. The formal name of Veterans day was Armistice day and was changed to Veteran’s day by President Eisenhower in 1954. The first Veterans day celebrated was on November 11th 1919, a year after World War I ended. Veterans day started when there was an agreement signed in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to end World War I. Veteran’s Day is often confused with Memorial day but Memorial day is honoring the past military and Veteran’s day honors all, living and dead. In 1968 a bill passed by congress to move the celebration of the holiday to the fourth Monday in October.
Charles Brooks Carter/Morrison English/History 21 April 2017 Iwo Jima Memorial Research Paper “Uncommon valor was a common virtue,” is a quote from Admiral Chester Nimitz that was engraved into the granite on the base of the Iwo Jima memorial. The memorial is a monument statue that was built next to the Arlington National Cemetery. President Dwight wanted it to be dedicated to all of the U.S. Marine Corps that died fighting. The Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, is a great work of art that was based on a famous photo from the Battle of Iwo Jima, with six soldiers raising a flag on top of Mt. Suribachi.
from the University of California. Beadle’s awards allowed him to become the president of the University of Chicago between 1961 and 1968. In 1968, Beadle retired from his position of president because he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The next year, on June 9, he died in Pomona, California (“George Beadle- Biographical). George Beadle got many awards that allowed him to finish his live on a successful and positive note.
He has showed me that even though things are challenging and very tough, you have to persevere because there is always something better down the road. In 2015 he went to a WWII ceremony in Washington D.C. When he went to this ceremony they awarded him with one final metal. The small town he lived in had banners with his name on them soaring high above the street. There was a picture of him when he enlisted in the military on a street light.
It was the first memorial at Arlington dedicated to unknown soldiers. It was dedicated in 1866 and the sarcophagus sits on top the burial vault containing the remains of 2,111 unknown soldiers retrieved from Bull Run and the road to Rappahannock. The assumption is that the vault contains the remains of both Union and Confederate soldiers. Arlington is the resting place for more than 360 recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration, given for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of
Masayuki Matsunaga was born on the island of Kauai in 1916 to a modest farm family. After working his way through college and graduating in 1941, he voluntarily joined the U.S. Army. In World War II, he served in the famed 100th Infantry Battalion, got wounded twice, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He joined the Military Intelligence Service to serve at the Pacific theater. At that point, he legally changed his name to "Spark" Masayuki Matsunaga, taken from his childhood nickname based on a cartoon character.
Bhagavad Gita believes in reincarnation but at the same time believes that within their current life, they should still live it to the fullest and leave a legacy behind before they reincarnate into another human being. “For one who has been honored, dishonor is worth than death,” (Bhagavad Gita). Krishna tells Arjuna that even though he will continue on into his next life, he must still live up to his duties and fight this war because it is his destiny and he cannot outrun destiny. Both The Epic of Gilgamesh and Bhagavad Gita want people to live their life to the fullest but for different reasons. In The Epic of Gilgamesh the main purpose for someone to live their life and leave a legacy is because once they die, their life is over and the only way for their name to live on is to leave a legacy behind.
Henry states “If we are mark'd to die, we are enough to do our country loss… I pray thee, wish not one man more… I would not lose so great an honor as one man more”. The price Henry must pay for this battle, a number of men that must die is enough already. He cares for every man in his army and believes that even one more life from his army is too much behalf of everyone being worth something. Henry composes his men as though they are not discriminated against based on their past and have a high degree of importance despite the various differences between them. In the army, social status does not matter.
Obama was one of the world leaders who paid tribute to this 87-year-old Nobel Laureate, Holocaust survivor, and author. “Elie Wiesel was a great moral voice of our time and a conscience for our world,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “He was also a dear friend. We will miss him deeply.” Wiesel spent the subsequent decades fighting for human rights, never shying away from confronting leaders—in 1993, he pushed former president Bill Clinton to take action on human rights violations in the former
Joe was awarded the Medal of Freedom for his leadership, war experiences, and his love for his tribe. Also, Crow dedicated his life to teach other how the white settlers affected Native America history by retelling their history to the young generation. Joe served in World War II, in which he completed three task to become a tribal War chief. Joe Medicine Crow has led the most extraordinary life, I believe that’s why he is the most deserving
The annual Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention was held in Boston this year during the week of September 14th. On Saturday, September 19th six Medal of Honor recipients and their families visited Concord’s North Bridge, part of Minute Man National Historical Park, which is the site where the American Revolution began on April 19, 1775. General Scott Rice, Adjutant General of Massachusetts, was also in attendance representing the office of Governor Charles Baker. These American heroes were received with due honors by park staff and more than 40 volunteers from local living history and ceremonial organizations, including the Concord Independent Battery, Captain David Brown’s Company, HMs 10th Regiment of Foot, Lexington Minute Men,
“The Way Home” is a veterans memorial monument sculpted by Edd Hayes, and it is located in The Woodlands, Texas, in Town Green Park. This honorable monument is dedicated to all active duty and veterans of all military branches and conflicts. It allows individuals to honor family and friends who served in the Armed Forces. The monument is modeled after Zach R. Endsley, and Cory C. Kosters. Two young men who were residents of The Woodlands area and gave their lives in defense of freedom, while serving in the middle East in 2007.
Although there have been many things I’ve heard about, this man this man has done great things in Arkansas .He has been there to help us through good times ,and bad time my person has helped us through I am going to be talking about is Douglas MacArthur. Here are a some facts and some reason why I pick this person and why he was such a great Arkansas hero. Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock Arkansas. He was born to the parents of Captain Arthur MacArthur and his wife, Mary Pinkney Hardy, and he was the third son of the family. His dad was Arthur MacArthur had served in the Wisconsin Twenty-fourth Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and was stationed at the Little Rock Barracks (“Spurgeon”).