The Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie’s life was dedicated to helping change other people’s lives. People now can learn something from the everyday sacrifice that Jackie made for others. Today we can see his impact in the way that different races are treated and in the diversity of the sports world. Through all of his work, Jackie benefitted society by helping break the color barrier, improving the game of baseball, and being the inspiration behind the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
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The speech he delivered to a sold out Yankees Stadium full of fans for his farewell was one of the best short speeches ever given in my opinion. Given the length of the speech, he was able to incorporate different kinds of rhetorical devices that make the speech more enjoyable to listen to. Lou Gehrig's ability to use a lot of alliteration and anaphoras make the speech more enjoyable to listen to. For example, Lou’s use of alliteration makes a boring sentence more fun because of the use of the same letter one after another which adds a certain ring to the sentence.
Along with the great people in baseball, he also discussed the importance of his family, “When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that’s the finest I know.” His disease took away his strength and affected his ability to move, but his family gave it to him in a new way, they were his backbone. Two years before the death of the “Pride of the Yankees,” 60,000 fans gathered to listen to the man himself, Lou Gehrig, confirm his diagnosis. Gehrig delivered his heartwarming speech and touched the lives of people by authenticating his appreciation for his fans, his opportunities, and his family.
I chose the speech “Farewell to Baseball Address” by Lou Gehrig, and I loved it. The speakers goal was to inform. To inform the audience that he loved playing baseball, so he was not going to have self pity. The primary message was that he was honored to be able to play baseball. Gehrig gave this speech to inform the crowd about his leaving the game.
David Ortiz, the three-time Red Sox World Series Champion wrote the novel about love and friendship to show others that even though you might be different you will always find love and friendship no matter what you play, where you work, or what you do. Love and friendship are very important in all aspects of your life from elementary school to high school, college, and beyond. The more friendships you have, the better your future will be. David Ortiz made a lot of friendships through his career that helped him get through uphills and
On the way home he wanted to show William the Yankee stadium. The stadium was extremely important to William because as a boy he had seen all the games with his brother. When they got back Jamal's efforts were rewarded when William said that that night was the best night he’d had in years. This shows how much Jamal cares about William and that he is interested in getting to know him on an even deeper level. It is Jamals way of telling William that he wants to help him now and in the
A veteran is a person who has served our country but has now retired. They have fought to keep our country safe, risked their lives for us, and have died for us. They have honored our country, so why not honor them to. I honor veterans by saying the pledge of Allegiance every morning, giving donations, remembering veterans day, saying thank you whenever I see a veteran and by listening to their story’s when I talk to them. I think honoring veterans is so important because they have done so much for us.
Our American veterans epitomize the great values of what the United States of America was founded upon hundreds of years ago by our founding fathers, our democracy, the principles of freedom, liberty, and courage. Veterans Day is often overlooked by many as just a day off of school but it means much more than that. Veterans Day honors our pride for our veterans and remembers those men and women with respect.
I have driven by the Makawao Veterans Cemetery but have never stop and paid my respects. I respect those like your friend’s grandfather and your own grandfather for serving their country in order for us to have our own freedom. I thought it was so sweet that your friend’s grandmother shared stories about the love she had for her husband. There is something I like about how the military cemeteries are mad and organize. They are so put together and nicely maintained and with the American flags these cemeteries just command respect.
We keep his promise in multiple ways. One way we honor his promise is to always say, “Thank you” to all veterans we meet. Another way we keep his promise is by celebrating Veterans Day. We also have hospitals for veterans. Those are just some of the ways we keep his promise.
To conclude, Elie Wiesel’s purpose is still relevant to present times and has been an enlightenment for many who felt moved by his speech. His skill of using his personal experience to build a new revolution of an empathetic human race helped his audience obtain a new perspective on the indifferences the human race has enacted. Today, society can see more and more of the injustices of the past, and although some people do take action in minimizing indifferent actions, there is still many occasions where society has failed to go accordingly with solutions like the one Elie Wiesel so passionately delivered an entire speech to.
Lou Gehrig's "Farewell Address to Baseball" was a speech delivered at Yankee Stadium. He had been recently diagnosed with ALS, later to be renamed as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease attacked the central function of the nervous system to the point of leaving it dysfunctional. During this time, the United States was gradually beginning to recover from the Great Depression, but just as things seemed to be getting better, war was quickly becoming unavoidable in Europe. The American people were constantly dealing with these two and many more issues in their daily lives.