Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered for his great speeches, accomplishments and his leadership skills, but also for the sincerity of his heart for the freedom and unity of all people. The hope and dream is still valid today in America and Martin Luther King’s paved pathway continues to be built off of and honored today. It is a path we as America can look back on, learn from, and continue to be inspired by today thanks to MLK’s
“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem.” - President Ronald Reagan, 1983. I think this quote, by Ronald Reagan, not only speaks for marines but for all veterans who have served their people and made sacrifices to protect the rights of those people. I am proud and take great pride to be living in a country protected by such courageous men and women who have served to make a positive difference in our country. When someone risks their own life for the betterment of others, it is a very noble act that requires immense bravery and courage. 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.
The American flag is revered in the armed forces. Soldiers going into harm’s way that have worn, and continue to wear, the American flag on their uniforms. This shows that the soldiers have respect and they are proud to be an American citizen. Being in the service and fighting for what one believes in is amazing. They sacrifice their lives everyday for us, in order to protect and keep our nation safe.
There are many differences, but at the same time there are many similarities. Our United States Army can be compared to Wiglaf in this scenario. Wiglaf shows his loyalty to Beowulf and compared to the other men we can notice his courage. Our United States Army is Loyal to our country and has many values they go by. In the book Wiglaf recalls the time in which him and the rest of the men swore to their lord that they'd repay for the war-gear, armor, hard swords, and helmets.
There are many different perspectives on what the American dream is, but usually most of them include the thought of being happy and having a perfect life, which isn't always the case. Unfortunately some peoples American dreams have turned to nightmares. The American Dream is a set of ideals that include liberty, equality, and democracy. Langston Hughes and John McCain both agree that we should be able to feel free and take pride in our country, even when our country and the people in it treat us badly. I believe that all people should be treated as equals and should be proud to live in our country, not constantly cowering in fear.
I have listed several things that are important to me including freedom of speech, embracing diversity, appreciating America’s natural beauty, and the fundamentals of equal opportunity. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather just some of the ideals most important to me as I think about what it means to be an American. It’s likely a list that may change over time, but yet one that can tie back to the fundamental ideals our founding fathers seemed to cherish themselves. Finally, I would be remiss to not acknowledge my sincere appreciation for all those brave men and women who have fought to make these freedoms possible. By virtue of their personal sacrifice they might possibly best define what it truly means to be an American and that we are the land of the free because of the
In general, he was a polymath who had an important role in the early life of America. He had many quintessential factors about him and many admired him for that. Ambition, hard work, strength, and common sense were clearly displayed in his personality. Franklin had a passion for life and I think that he showed it to us by his many accomplishments. Benjamin Franklin is the ideal American and the one who revealed what is meant by the American dream.
Helping our veterans should be mandatory because of their sacrifice. Even though some people believe war veterans acquire enough from the Government, others believe they deserve more for their services. Veterans of the United States of America should not be homeless since they fought for our country with a sense of bravery and commitment. Therefore, the Department of Veterans Affairs should be reconstructed, also expanded to meet the growing need of our veterans. Moreover, our countrymen had a choice to become anything they wanted, but they chose to defend our great country and freedom we so graciously enjoy.
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” Mark Twain. Do you truly appreciate the country you live in? The fact that you can be proud of saying the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’, can have an easier lifestyle, see amazing attractions, and have rights and freedom.When people show patriotism, this is showing their country love, devotion, and dedication. They show patriotism because they simply love their country. It doesn't matter if you're from a different country, patriotism is a needed quality.
I loved that it made me reevaluate my life and how I am living it. What I also really liked about this speech was that It gave me a scene of respect for all those who have ever fought for our great country. I love America and am grateful for all that I have. I have always been grateful for what soldiers do, but now I realize how harsh war is. How scared and tired they must be.