A veteran is a person who has served our country but has now retired. They have fought to keep our country safe, risked their lives for us, and have died for us. They have honored our country, so why not honor them to. I honor veterans by saying the pledge of Allegiance every morning, giving donations, remembering veterans day, saying thank you whenever I see a veteran and by listening to their story’s when I talk to them. I think honoring veterans is so important because they have done so much for us.
“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 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). The brave men who fought in the war did have a hard time trying to stay motivated, but they did stay strong and committed to their task. Given that, Lincoln had honored the soldiers who gave their lives during the war, and he also made sure they didn’t die in vain. Given that, Abraham gave the soldiers a designated place for them to rest for their
Another particularly part of the speech that caught my eyes is towards the end when Lincoln says" The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it,far above our poor power to add or detract" to me he is showing honor for the soldiers who fought for the country. Lincoln's speech is very powerful because he made a change. It is also still remembered because it was a turning point in the civil war. What was challenging in this assignment was being able to read in between lines, at some point there were times I had to reread to get what he meant for example, the speech wasn’t just about the war as I finally read it for the 20th time . Although the speech speaks for itself, there were some confusing parts that I later understood.
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.
In fact, another big reason was how he kept talking about the audience in his prayer, mostly by constantly making their sons sound like heroes and sympathizing with the families of those “heroes”. This lead them to believe that he knew what they were going through and made them believe that what their sons were doing was important for the world. Some examples of him making their sons sound like heroes are “Our sons, pride of our nation…” and “They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people...Thy heroic servants…”(Theodore Roosevelt, online). One example of him sympathizing with his audience is ”And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be…”(Theodore Roosevelt, online) Overall, it can be shown that Theodore Roosevelt’s D-Day speech was an amazing speech because of reasons ranging from making the war seem like it was a “holy crusade” that God wanted them to win to simply sympathizing with the audience and relating to
And that is how each life is important. As mentioned previously, the move “It’s a Wonderful Life” displays each life is important through how George Bailey influenced people, when he finds out he’s an important part of the town, and the scene where he wishes he was never born. Throughout the essay the main points of the body paragraphs were that George helped friends and family through hard times, how the town would look like without him, and the importance of his life. So value your life because it’s very
They sacrifice their lives everyday for us, in order to protect and keep our nation safe. The military drapes the American flag over the caskets of its honored dead and presents the family with the flag as a token of appreciation from a grateful nation. The American flag represents historical achievements in America’s
He fought for his wife, and his child. He fought any bad guy who came along just with a bow and arrow. He did what he needed to get to the end alive with his men and saving people on the way, even if that meant making some mistakes. Odysseus needed to be a hero to get back to where he did in the end. In the end because of his bravery and loyalty he got back to his wife and stuck all the way through the tough times.
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.
How do we Keep Abraham Lincoln’s Promise to our Veterans and Their Families? Abraham Lincoln once promised, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” This promise is to remind us to never forget the cost of freedom and what veterans did for our country. How do we as Americans keep his promise? We keep his promise in multiple ways. One way we honor his promise is to always say, “Thank you” to all veterans we meet.
This helped him improve these challenges and get over these obstacles because most people in his community had lost loved ones during the war, but thanks to his luck and him being courageous, his family had few losses, which gave him the opportunity to continue life as it was before he went to war. “Then he made the journey to Enugu and found another miracle waiting for him”(390). Jonathan
Understandably, it 's a way to express semantically the feelings of gratitude and admiration that a large portion of the population holds for the few who have endured years the many horrors of war. 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
Sinise boasts a long record of supporting the troops through the band and his own individual efforts. For his contributions, Sinise has been recognized on multiple occasions--including being the recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal. One of Sinise’s strongest initiatives has been for a memorial to the millions of disabled veterans in America. In an interview with the Army in 2007 Sinise noted, "Each time I visit our wounded I 'm struck by their humility, their courage, determination, their acceptance and their dedication to our country and their fellow warriors.” To provide every serviceperson and their family a good time, the band aims to give something to everyone with an array of songs ranging from “Locked Out of Heaven” to “Smoke on the Water.” When not performing for the troops, the group raises awareness at benefit concerts through music and education. Furthermore, through their Invincible Spirit Festivals, the group has boosted spirits while inspiring the military community.
If his face was printed on a postage stamp, that stamp would not only represent General Brown, but also all the gallantry and sacrifice military personnel go through to make our nation safe and strong. As a military child, I have seen firsthand the hardship of far-away deployments and the physical and mental strength these soldiers have. General Brown represents that and more. For a service member to gain all the accolades he has, they must be dedicated. As a commander of the Special Operations Forces, he had improved the way they fought.