“We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that nation might live” (paragraph 2, Gettysburg Address). Lincoln explains it all by saying that the soldiers who gave their lives during the war should get a special place dedicated to them. He gave them a cemetery dedicated to those fallen soldiers who have fought. Since Lincoln dedicated a place for the soldiers, he believes that they should get that type of recognition for their brave service since they did a huge task for the nation by risking their lives. The strong men, alive and no longer living, who had a hard time here, have officially made it, higher than our weak strength to attract or let go (paragraph 3).
“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.
"Thousands cheering the synchrony from their seats or sofas can really make you feel like a part of something" (NFL). This "something" is a community, a widespread belief that the collective support and appreciation for national football is such a unitary force that divisions between anything other than favorite teams cease to hold any influence. Viewers in the stadium, in a restaurant, or on the street, are provided a medium through which they have a sense of togetherness and camaraderie. Fans want to see their team succeed, and the sport provides a healthy bucket within which viewers can pour their support and wants, all to see victory at the highest of echelons. Football also represents and acts as a reliable distraction from the problems faced by millions of Americans in their daily lives.
Dozens of running backs have tried to emulate his hard running and aggressive style, and his toughness was legendary. As Walter Payton himself said, “Tough times go away, tough people do not” (Pearlman 345). His influence, however, went beyond the football field. Walter Payton was known for giving back to the community and for his charitable activities. As a result, the NFL selects a player each year to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
In the photo, soldiers are playing football because a ceasefire is announced, so the smile in soldiers’ faces can be considered as a way of celebration. Soldiers in the photo “knew where [they] stood” (31) and “knew the score” (31), in contrary, soldiers in the story don’t know if they are winning or losing, they don’t know what is happening outside and they don’t know when all this will end. They still are able to make the war sweet, because in addition to their childish attitudes, they had “the kind of boredom that caused stomach disorders” (33). In order to find another occupation, for instance, all soldiers were watching Norman Bowker and Henry Dobbins playing checkers which was “a ritual for them” (31). While soldiers in the photo was celebrating the ceasefire by playing football, soldiers in the story played checkers and chanted the rhymes to be occupied and to not get crazy due to boredom or not knowing what is happening at the
Bo jackson was a epic hero by today's standards. He was born in raised in alabama, he was picked on for a stutter he had developed, and was known for his outstanding feats in sports. He played two major league sports football, and baseball. But all these amazing feats doesn’t make Bo Jackson a hero. What makes him a hero is that he can perform major feats of strength, he traveled over vast distances, and he showed great amounts of humility.
Most stories of war have a hard time showing positivity in something as dismal as war. It's a story of brotherhood, love of people and their country, heroism, and pride. Bradleys father, a hardened WWII veteran, told his son, “Your teacher said something about heros… and I want you to always remember something. The heroes of Iwo Jima are the men who did not make it back,” (Bradley 343). He wants his son to know that all people involved in the war deserved to be honored and remembered, the ones who died more so than the ones who lived.
I think this idea was good on his part because it shows his children that he has faith in them. He also said he was very proud of his children but they can go and get a real trophy by putting a lot more effort into the sport instead of just showing up or maybe doing nothing at all. This is a good thing
A public memorial was televised at soldier field on November 6th. After his death, many people talked about how he was a generous person for the business he ran and what a nice person he was off the field and on the field, People said he truly showed you what is was to play football by making his fellow players earn the tackle. He faced them head on to make them earnt the tackle. Because he did this he earned respect from others and was known as one of the
Football has defined me as person growing up, developing me to being the person you see today. The thrilling experience and the excitement surrounding playing against a local football team is unmatched. When you come onto the pitch, you forget your worries and your problems, and you concentrate on completing the simple task at hand of putting the ball in the back of their net, and protecting yours. The late Sir Terence Pratchett expresses the beauty of football brilliantly in relation to what I think of it, “The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.”
As Dez Bryant calls himself, Terrence Williams, and Cole Beasley “America’s Most Wanted” these group of wide-receivers will look to dominate the Giants defensive backfield. When you have the best wide-receiver in the NFL it’s almost a given that you find ways to get your number one wide-receiver the football. Dez passion for the game, how much he loves football, in addition to winning it’s contagious to his Williams, Beasley, as well as Devin Street, and Lucky Whitehead. They’ll feed off of his energy while following his lead. With Dez lining up on the outside defenses have to game plan against him to “try” noticed I said try, and take him out of the game.
No doubt these military men and women are all brave, selfless, and commendable people who are dedicated to service. But, lest they perform some heroic feat, I would argue that they likely fall short of being true heroes. Dakota Meyer is a true American hero. Four consecutive trips into the kill zone of an enemy ambush to save the lives of 36 marines and soldiers
In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer uses Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers that served with him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to paint a complex picture of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he joined in the army, Tillman became familiar to fans as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose defense could not be matched. With his morals and curiosity, Tillman’s personality exceeded expectations. America became fascinated when he traded the fame and fortune of the NFL for boot camp.
My academic goals after I graduated from UC Irvine is to achieve a higher education beyond a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Sciences. I have set going to dental school as a primary goal after graduating. My goal is to eventually obtain a D.D.S (Doctor of Dentist Surgery) degree. Working towards a specialty is an interest that I am very curious in pursuing; however, as of now becoming a general dentist is my main goal. What factor(s) made you interested in studying in the Biological/Biomedical School:
In February 1906, Upton Sinclair would write and publish his fictional novel The Jungle. This book, which was intended to focus on the exploited workers in the meat industry would depict the unsanitary conditions for a mere 10 pages. Missing the point of the novel, Americans were disgusted by the conditions of the packing plants, rather than outrage at the mistreatment of the workers at these plants (Kauffman). The Jungle spurred new legislation, but this legislation wasn’t the first that called for such standards. In 1641, the Massachusetts Colony had passed the Meat and Fish Inspection document which prohibited selling “diseased, corrupted, contagious or unwholesome provisions” (Massachusetts Act against Selling Unwholesome Provisions).