“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).
He feels very alone, but then comes to terms with the fact that there are others fighting the same war at home as well. The standing reminder of a monument is of a great deal of importance. Not only does it show that these men are not forgotten to the pages of time, but it stresses the importance of the cost of war. The author was trying to show that war wares a heavy burden long after the last shots are fired. The author, Yusef Komunyakaa, set out with intent of painting a picture of what the men coming home from this war were encountering; as well as how it was affecting them physically and psychologically.
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.
This was a very tumultuous time, with extreme suffering all over the nation. After seeing the trials and tribulation surrounding her she is inspired by the soldiers singing to write an alternate wartime song that might help encourage and give the troops hope to carry on throughout the war. During this period people needed seemed to need something to help sustain their spirit and faith that they were doing the right thing despite the suffering and destruction around them. The words and melody of this hymn seemed to strike a chord in individuals and groups alike, creating an anthem of faith, hope and victory in this very trying time. Almost two hundred years latter this hymn is still considered one of the most loved and familiar patriotic songs in the United States.
After the bombings, Dresden was a doom town, it was hard to see its beautiful architecture that was said to be the prettiest in the world. Billy fought throughout the war and stayed by his country's side and this shows his strength. The overall gist of this story is not to show a weak man, but to show someone how the war can make you unstuck in time. Billy isn't able to comprehend what is real and what isn't. In Slaughterhouse-Five the death of thousands of people changed the perception negatively of
First of all, the theme of "Grandpa's Badge of Courage" is love can change an opinion. John tells a war story, from when he was young and fought in the vietnam war . His grandson hears the story and thinks his grandpa is a coward because he ran away from a trap. John tells his grandson it was not cowardice. He couldn't attack, because they were ambushed; and if he had not ran he would have died.
His time in the war was indicative of the future he would have after seeing what he saw. He had to witness the other soldiers in his platoon die, the enemy die, the slow but sure death of innocence in his fellow man. By far he has the most cumbersome burden to carry of any of the characters in the book, maybe because of how his life was during the war. He dealt with bone-chilling cold, the stench of a field filled with excrement, and the constant mortar shelling his company took on (as illustrated in the chapter “speaking of Courage.”) He believed the real courage
This sacrifice must forever be engrained in Australia 's war time history because it shaped our identity as a nation who wholeheartedly supported the fight against communism, but then just as easily protested our involvement as soon as horrendous footage of the conditions in which our soldiers were living and fighting in was displayed on our TV screens. This war was the longest twentieth century conflict in which Australians participated in. This fact in itself is a strong reason why we must appreciate the degree in which Australia was committed to the Vietnam War. Current Australian society is a free and protected place thanks to the continuous defence from Australian forces in various conflicts. We must remember the lessons that Vietnam provided
There are various arguments for and against the celebration of Anzac Day today. The Anzac legend is a spirit that was generated in one of the darkest periods of world history and is still developing today. The Anzac spirit, or legend, refers to the values and attitudes that the Anzac soldiers carried to World War 1 and those same values and attitudes exist now are used to represent the Australian identity. Some of the qualities that were shown by Anzac troops in the war include mateship, endurance, courage and humour which are words that are used to describe Australians in modern day. When the Anzac troops arrived at Gallipoli, there spirit shone through such a dark time and that is why their spirit is still here today, in all Australians.
It felt like a normal day until I looked at the calendar. ¨OH NO!¨ I screamed. ¨I FORGOT!¨ It was the three year anniversary for the day everyone disappeared. It was very mysterious and no one knows how it happened. Sometimes i feel that we are too unhappy about the incident.I feel that We are ungrateful that we are not the people that disappeared.