For many years the location of Palm Cemetery was unknown. Called "Palm Cemetery" because of the lone palm tree marking the location, it was available free-of-charge to anyone not able to come up with the $10 burial fee at Sunnyside, or not able to transfer the body the four miles to the pauper 's field area of the Municipal Cemetery. The cemetery grounds had been used by the Bixby’s for years as a burial place for their Rancho Los Cerritos workers, but anyone could be buried there without a fee. During the obituary indexing project at Long Beach Public Library, the burial place of several of those who died in Long Beach was listed as Palm Cemetery, but where was it? Long Beach historian Loretta Berner, who grew up on the grounds of the Rancho Los Cerritos, believed it had been incorporated into the Forest Lawn/Sunnyside Cemetery on San Antonio Drive, but she had no proof.
But In “Architect 's Dilemma on Memorials”, an interview of Alison Hirsch, Alison thinks that a good monument is easily accessible and open to offerings. I think a good monument should reflect the importance of why it is there. The monument should use details about the person’s life being honored
In our modern culture we memorialize a lot of things. Things like the achievements of great thinkers from the past such as Martin Luther King Jr. and the founding fathers. Other things that we memorialize are the wars that we have fought in the past, honoring those that fought in them. All of the previously mentioned things are put on a wall, given their own special place, or they have a statue made of them. These things are great and they show that those people did a great thing in their life but let’s be honest, we need to cut it back a little bit.
If you had a statue in your town, Why would you want a statue representing your town that isn’t a hero? The text states, “Instead of honoring the officers, it honored the killers. That kind of “honor” has no place in an American city.” What do you think? From the other side, this statue and other statues are memories to some.
With a saunter around the National Mall, revere the neoclassical Lincoln Memorial, with a staggering (175 ton pound) statue of Abraham Lincoln swirled by his words of the Gettysburg Speech, the marvelous marble, granite and blue stone Washington Memorial, the Rome-esque memorial of Thomas Jefferson, and more… 2.) Arlington, VA’s cemetery Witness an official ceremony of Veteran’s Day at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington, VA’s cemetery, where John F. Kennedy spoke eleven days before his assassination, and his body later returned to. Savor a moment reflecting on the tomb of the “Unknown Soldier” from World War I, and admire a sophisticated switching of the guard on the dot of every hour. 3.)
Every year, since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed as a national holiday in the United States, in which we honor those who died while protecting our country. To me, Memorial Day is a time where we as a nation, are reminded that all of the freedoms and rights that we take for granted, came at the cost of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our country. When Memorial Day befalls its designated date, I am reminded that people fought and died for my freedom and rights. I am reminded that if people didn’t fight for me and for this country, it wouldn’t be the great and prosperous country that it is. Therefore, I take pride in the fact that someone went to war and died to protect my freedoms.
In some of the pieces of literature like “I, Too, Sing America,” “America and I,” “The Bill of Rights,” and “Veterans Day: Never Forget Their Duty” the authors have different ideas of what it means to be American. They also express their ideas using different strategies: negation, classification, and function. With these ideas and strategies a more complex definition on what it means to be American was developed. Being an American means being patriotic, having freedoms, and believing in a dream of something amazing. Having patriotism is part of being American.
Two years ago, Arlington National Cemetery, one of the nation’s oldest cemeteries, celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary of substantial historical and moral significance. Founded after the American Civil War, the cemetery has been home to many of our fallen heroes, particularly those who have died during conflicts with American involvement and people of considerable national significance, such as presidents. The cemetery is one of extensive size and holds many monuments to memorialize the fallen. Arlington National Cemetery, a symbol of American patriotism, is the location of final rest for those who died during or after their call to arms or have achieved great importance in our nation; the cemetery’s historical, moral, and national
The novel Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink gives an inside view of what happened at Memorial Hospital during Hurricane Katrina (2005); a disaster inside of a disaster. The lack of preparedness or ethical decision making is quite disappointing, considering Memorial hospital is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is well below sea level, and experiences frequent hurricanes and flooding. Memorial hospital itself had little to no plan for evacuating patients once the storm hit. Without power, many of the patients, especially those who were ventilator dependent, became at risk of death.
Just walking around you can see large clusters of graves with Asian writing on them, a Jewish section, a Veteran’s section, amongst others. Upon walking around the cemetery, I kind of got the sense that most of these people came from at the very least middle to upper class families, just because of the extravagance of some of the memorials and headstones. Certain very extravagant memorials left my feeling curious, especially the large and eye-catching memorial of the family that all had the same date of death. I did some research and came to learn that this family died in a plane crash a couple of years ago and he was an extremely wealthy businessman. Located just a few feet from that plot was WWE star, Eddie Guerrero’s grave.
Cliffie showed Kozol a part of the Children’s Park, where “people had tied stuffed bears to the branches of a tree.” (l. 36-37) Cliffie said that this is where a boy was shot in the head, so this is probably a memorial of the kid with all the stuffed animals. This is nice because they are giving remembering the boy who was shot, honoring him with the toys. Another example is Gouverneur Morris, who wrote a preamble to the United States Constitution. Gouverneur Morris is buried at St Ann’s Church along with his wife Anne, so this church could be a memorial of him and his
It would mean a lot to me to lay a wreath on the tomb. It would mean a lot because this tomb does not just stand for the two soldiers buried inside, but for all the men and women that risk their lives to protect my freedom. Many people who put their lives in danger, so I can have things such as, freedom of speech, right to bear arms, freedom of religion, and many more, did not return home. They did not return home because they were fighting for my, and many others’, freedom. I would like to honor the people who put and are putting their lives at risk for me by laying a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Every human life is a series of events, starting with making birth and ending at the funeral. Each event carries a particular meaning, special moments and unforgettable memories. Vietnamese Buddhist funerals, which include traditional and political factors, mark a major change for the dead people and for his relatives ' life. The Vietnamese attach great importance to two traditional family obligations: The first one is to care for their parents in their old age and the second is to mourn them in death.
Arlington Cemetery is a very beautiful place with a very tragic purpose. It would be nice to think that everyone who served our country got to live happily ever after, but sadly that is not the case. There are many soldiers who make the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives to protect our country. I feel that it is the saddest when the soldiers aren 't able to be identified and sent home to be buried. The soldiers who were unidentifiable they still mean something to someone.