He was known to give passionate speeches against the Confederacy while wearings his army uniform. He was commissioned as a General but could not serve as both a Senator and a General at the same time. Baker decided to remain a Colonel and a Senator. On the day before his death he visited Lincoln. Strangely, he settled all his business affairs and said farewell to Lincoln’s family.
Gettysburg is the only battlefield referenced not located in Europe and since Sandburg was American one can assume he was writing for what was largely an American audience. This battle took place in 1863 and was still in public memory when he wrote this poem in 1918. People living during the Civil War, whether soldier, or civilian were likely still alive in 1918 and had been touched in some way by that conflict. Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War, infamous for having the most casualties. (Wikipedia: Battle of Gettysburg) One may ponder why he chose a battle that was still in the collective memories of older Americans and veterans still living 45 years after.
In works, such as A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises, the characters are soldiers. For instance, in A Farewell to the Arms, the protagonist,Frederic Henry, was an American soldier who fought for Italy (Church 59). In the passage, Henry is an ambulance driver who is always in and out of combat zone. During the war, Frederic was injured in the knee by a mortar, which changed his life. Most importantly, the story of the protagonist is similar to Ernest Hemingway life story with him being injured in a war which had an major impact.
The Fog of war is a film about the life of Robert S.McNamara, the former secretary of defense under the Kennedy and Johnson administration covering alot of important events such as World War 2, Cuba Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. The fog of war is compination of the eleven lessons McNamara has acquire throughout his life and his working experience . From what i understood of the movie i can say that i agree that there is a fog of war. I agree with the statement because if we refer to some of the lessons of McNamara we can see that there is really a fog of war. Some of them are the following.
When discussing about the Vietnam war, it should be retold from those who actual involved and not those looking from the outside because they provide a better insight of what was really happening. The first story that is introduced to us is from Private First Class Reginald “Malik” Edwards. Malik starts off his story by telling us how U.S. had this so called “protocol”
The three movies – Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, and The Green Berets – are all movies based on the same historical event – the Vietnam war and US’s involvement in it. Yet, they all presented us with different and narrative point of view and authority figures in order to paint their individual values. The movies’ most obvious differences lie within the choice of their narrative point of view. The Green Beret, the earliest one, was directed by John Wayne and he also starred in the leading role. Wayne’s authority and influence in the 1960s was similar to the influence of Tom Hanks in the 21st Century.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Essay Shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War which resulted in over 620,000 deaths, the reeling United States of America created the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor the soldiers who passed during service to their country. The monument symbolizes that there is no American who dies in battle that goes unforgotten. I personally have never gotten the privilege to visit the cemetery, but I have had the opportunity to see other monuments such as, the WWII Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. These memorials have the same overwhelming feeling of respect and gratitude for the men and women who gave their lives for the life we have today. Based on this information, I feel that representing Indian Rocks Christian School and laying the wreath on the tomb will be an extraordinary opportunity for me as a patriot to participate in paying my respects to those who served and who are actively serving.
In the 1960s congress had chartered the blue star mothers of America as veterans service organization. In the War World ll they practiced displaying the service flag and became more widespread. The service flag could be displayed to honor the members serving the armed forces during the war period. In 1966 the department of Defense that was revised the specifications for the design. I never knew there was a gold star on the service flag.
“Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.”- Tecumseh (Patriotism Quotes) . The idea that members of a community have the duty to defend it, is as old as civilization itself. The United States has an extensive history, starting with the original thirteen States of involuntary conscription in time of conflict. Citizen’s service is a standard principle of American military service, which places the obligation of service upon citizens to serve and to ensure that the state require those citizens to serve. With this obligation, young people will be imbued with a sense of “duty” and being part of the collective effort in which everyone will have and do their part for the benefit of the nation.