Many immigrants came to this land of prosperity and the land of freedom to give their kids a better life and education. “ I brought you to this country now, do something with it.” (from the article The American Dream Lives On by Yasmina Shaush). I understood this quote because my parents also brought my siblings and myself to get a better education and I plan to do so, to make them proud.
It is my desire to attend the United States Naval Academy. My goal is to follow in my father 's footsteps as an officer in the naval branch of our armed forces. My father began his career as an enlisted seaman twenty years ago and is now serving as a Lieutenant. Being the son of a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, I have always had an interest in the military and a desire to also serve and follow his footsteps. It was not until high school when I decided that I wanted to attend the Naval Academy.
Louis Zamperini was a very troubled child. He was the total opposite of his brother, Pete. He loved to get in trouble and mess around. He started drinking and smoking cigarettes before he was 10 years old. ALl of this changed when he found his love for running.
I became interested in this topic because both my parents came from Mexico to Los Angeles in 1975. They both wanted to have better economic opportunities in the US and wanted to achieve the “American Dream.” As my father and mother both settled in Los Angeles, both acquired jobs working
My previous experience with ROTC in school and various leadership positions in school have already staged me to command a crew and deal with high stress environments on a daily basis and still thrive. The added bonus of knowledge mixed with leadership capabilities makes me a great candidate for this position. I am prepared to learn how to direct personnel operations, manage shipboard vertical launch systems, use computer displays and advanced technology in battle and ship defense, and provide support to Navy expeditionary
But Alejandra came at a young age and had no know ledged of the dangers and how risky it was for her and her mother to crossed the border. Alejandra does not remember how her life in Mexico was; she doesn’t know what she was leaving behind. Although they both have different backgrounds, they both shared one thing in common: the “American dream” the right to have equal opportunities to achieve success regardless of immigration status. Although they both have not achieved the “American dream” they acknowledge how grateful and privileged they are. They appreciate the hard work their parents have done for them and for their family and for this county.
The United States has always had a lot to be proud of. With features like beautiful landscapes from deserts and forests to mountains and snow, the infamous title of ‘land of the free,’ and of course there hard won independence-which they have always found worth celebrating. The United States serves as the world’s melting pot, where the traditions of different races, cultures, genders, social classes, and any other difference can all be found in one place, though maybe living their lives in many different ways. The United States had always shown promise for so many people.
We Believe: The foundation of success is built upon self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines strengthens the live of America’s youth by ensuring this foundation is firmly set, and by promoting the mental, moral, and physical development of our members. What We Do Since our humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of kids, the Young Marines has exploded into over 280 units with 9,600 members and 2,500 adult volunteers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Germany, Japan, with affiliates in a host of other countries.
The United States was a hotspot during the late 19th century for immigrant desiring the American Dream, and looking for a golden opportunity to better life. “Between 1870 and 1900, “American fever” swept the globe, as over 11 million immigrants arrived in the United States, more than in the previous 250 years” (Schaller, et al. 619). This group of immigrants came from various parts of the world. And their reasons for coming to America vary from either getting away from their previous location, or due to the vast innovations and opportunities that America had available to offer them.
The transition from enlisted into the ranks of officer is not a situation that anyone should take lightly. With greater rank comes greater responsibility, I emphatically understand the prestige and responsibility that comes with this transition. In this essay, I will answer three questions. Why do I want to be a military officer? What does society expect from me as a military officer?
When gazing into the unknown it is often times that humans miss on the positives that pass by us, moments that can rip the roots from under the sturdy truck. Not only are these precious moments terrifying, but also ground breaking. In some moments they can literally shatter and break the ground holding up, or a car and body. Even the mental structure is possibly destroyed, but in the sliver of those moments of the fate of the future it’s essentially that the future and desire are balanced. For that reason it was imperative for me to take action, in order to restore the equilibrium.
What I have learned from experience and how it impacted me First and foremost, being in the United States Marine Corps for over 22 years I have learned a lot from experience. I learned just like in the military, in my civilian job now I am always on duty.
In 1968, a person named Ahmed Mohsin my Grandpa left everything in Yemen and started a new life in the Untied States. He was in his upper 40's,uneducated, and was no stranger to hard work. Due to his inadequate circumstance my Grandpa worked many uninterrupted restless years, just to make sure his family had a livable environment once they came. He worked for most of his life to provide his family with a better future because he knew this was a land of opportunity.