It has become common to hear reports of schools that have banned the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, a neighborhood association that prohibits the American Flag to be flown, or someone that is offended by our stars and stripes. Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is an opportunity for citizens to stand up for the American way of life. When given the opportunity, Americans should stand up, place their hand over their heart and remind themselves how blessed they are to live in the United States.
For some Americans they find this the greatest country on earth, where they grew up without the fear of hate, not having a fear of their religion or skin color. Being American means many things to many people. Most do not share the same values or beliefs, So it is easy to say “I Love The U.S.A” (Laymon,Pledge) when some people have had a life without persecution for their skin color. So when someone who doesn’t love or agree with the American
In certain cases, can violence be a better option than peace? In “Speech in the Virginia Convention,” Patrick Henry explains the necessity for fighting against the British to the delegates in the Virginia Convention. Henry develops his viewpoint by describing how fighting for freedom from the British is a better option for the colonies than keeping peace with the British and how the war for freedom is inevitable.
The United States of America is one of the most prideful countries in the world. We dedicate July 4th to our independance, proudly wear red, white, and blue, and we join together in many rhymes of patriotism. The Pledge of Allegiance is one of the many ways we show our pride towards our country. In the novel Anthem, by Ayn Rand, a scripture reminiscent of the pledge is repeated by the narrator in times of temptation. The scripture, however, sends a very different message. At first glance, they seem similar, but the Pledge of Allegiance and the scripture in Anthem are almost entirely opposites.
In The War Prayer by Mark Twain,he talked about soldiers going to war and it relates kind of to all the wars that have happened before. He talks a lot about describing what the soldiers would go through and their families. He explained how soldiers were really patriotic about the war and the families saying a “ long prayer”. Twain uses satire to express what he thinks about war throughout his prompt he's describing about war and all the praying they did towards the soldiers who left to fight.
Having patriotism is part of being American. This is shown by John McCain in his essay “Veterans Day: Never Forget Their Duty.” He tells his story about being a prisoner of war (POW), and of a man named Mike Christian who showed and act of patriotism. “He sewed and American flag on the inside of his shirt. Every afternoon, before we had a bowl
I believe that being an American Is the greatest thing that could happen to a person and here is why. In the story "Veterans Day: Never Forget Their Duty" is about veterans who are P.O.W.s in North Vietnam. They were captured and tortured. But even going through all that they are still able to salute the flag of The United States Of America. A man named Mike Christian, he was the man who sewed an American flag on the inside of his shirt. Every day the would salute the flag during lunch and they would say the pledge of allegiance. One day the soldiers found the flag and beat Mike Christian severely until he was bleeding bad. Afterwards he was sitting in the only light in the room. He was sowing a new flag for them to pledge to before they eat. Mike Christian is a patriot. And being a patriot is apart of the American dream which I believe in.
The first sentence of The War Prayer causes one to think that there is great and exalting excitement because Mark Twain said, “This was a time of great and exalting excitement.” When we read the next line, Mark Twain says, “The country is up in arms.” In those first two sentences, your mind switches the perspective of what is happening from good to bad. In The War Prayer, there is also a lot of emphasis to exaggerate certain points like the soldiers swung by instead of marched. Other examples of this are cyclones of applause, and the deepest deeps of their hearts. The type of language that Mark Twain uses really puts a clear picture of what is happening and he makes it so that you can imagine what it would look like in the church.
Throughout human history, war has been a common solution to settle conflict or disagreements between people. War has and will always be apart of this world, because no matter how much death it causes humans will never change. Some people have come to see the idiocy in war and have even written about it in poems, short stories, etc. One of these people, Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, has mocked this absurd and pointless practice. Twain’s essay The War Prayer satirizes the customs of praying for safety and victory in war and for equating war with patriotism.
If your family was in danger, how far would you go to keep them safe?
Patriotism is the dedication; loyalty; devotion; respect; faithful etc. Being a patriot means do whatever it takes to honor your country. In the essay, Veterans Day: Never Forget Their Duty, Mike Christian was a POW, captured by the Vietnam. As stated in the text, he sewed an American flag so him and the other POW’s that were captured could say the pledge of allegiance. He knew he’d get in lots of trouble if he would get caught. He ended up getting caught and getting beaten for what he did, but he sewed another flag on his clothes. That is an example of patriotism. Even though he was terribly beaten, he showed loyalty to his country.
What does the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance mean to you? Land of the Free? Is America the Land of the Free? This has been a question that has been uprising lately as everyone is thinking about the importance of standing for the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance recently. Do you have to stand for the National Anthem? Are you not allowed to emphasise any part of the Anthem and sing the anthem how it is? Are you allowed to do what you want? Ever since the infamous kneel by San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick during the first preseason game of the 2016-2017 season these questions have been going through a lot of American’s head of how should you treat the National Anthem. In the Newsela article “Sports events have a way of sparking
It has been said that this great nation has always been paved with streets of gold, that opportunity is around every corner, and with effort anyone has the chance to make a name for themselves. America was the place that both citizens and immigrants could aspire to be all that they dreamed to be with a little bit of determination and hard work. That was the American Dream. However, when the dreadful morning of September 11, 2001 came, the American Dream forever changed. Four planes were hijacked. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers, one plane crashed into the U.S. Pentagon, and yet another crashed into a Pennsylvania field. It was discovered that a radical Islamic terrorist
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others”- Jonathan Swift. Vision is important to have. Everyone has their own views on how America should be, but I think that we could make the world a better place. There are many reasons on how I think that we could improve our country for future generations. Our kids and grandkids are going to live here and we need to make it as great of an experience as we can.
A patriot, by a simple definition, is an individual who vehemently supports their country. The word has a generally positive connotation, however, patriotism does not necessarily have to coincide with a positive national situation. There is also the question of how patriotism coincides with notions of national identity. Extreme, or misguided forms of patriotism can lead to terrible outcomes. In the case of the founding fathers, their patriotism did not extend to women, African Americans, or Native