Just 90 miles away from United States, there were missiles pointed at the U.S. Kennedy had to take action quick and he successfully stopped Cuda’s attack. One of his accomplishments is setting a goal of going to space and being the youngest president. Because of what JFK did during his presidency and since he was assassinated, lots of people look up to him as a hero and a role model. It wasn’t even his best, but Kennedy’s inaugural speech was wise and courageous, said the president's primary speaker. (http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2007/apr/22/greatspeeches1 ).The time magazine has JFK’s inaugural speech as one of the greatest speeches of all time.
In the novel Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers, the main character is Richard Perry. In the beginning of this book, Richard was a generous and eager to start as a soldier in the Vietnam War. He soon becomes responsible and understanding of what it is like to be a black soldier in the war and how hard it can be to the other soldiers. Near the end, Richard becomes powerful and alerted near the end of the book. This character clearly relates to the theme of the book, which is age and race can impact somebody’s life a lot.
To’rds those he left behind. His widow and his children all she must always keep in mind. (Mr. Lincoln’s Whithouse) Colonel Edward D. Baker was a great speaker who was loyal to his country. He had risen in power as well as friendship with one of the greatest presidents. Baker also died as a hero on the battlefield not just as one who sat behind a desk and spoke about war.
Sadly this heroic man, Desmond Thomas Doss, passed away March 23, 2006. Because of complicated breathing problems, he was taken at the age of 87, in Piedmont, Alabama.Doss was buried in Chattanooga, Tennessee the same day as his former Medal of Honor recipient Dave Bleak. he may rest in peace with the honor and legacy of what he has accomplished. Although Doss went against what was the norm, he stood up for what he believed in and made a huge impact on history as we know it. With his dedication and need to succeed he will be remembered and looked up to by many.
When Don was awarded The Purple Heart, his family was honored. It was then that they were able to fully comprehend the obstacles he went through, and how his injury wasn’t something that was insignificant. The award is one of the most respected and recognized medals that one can be presented with, and also one of the nation’s oldest military awards. The award had “broken service” because it was ignored for nearly 150 years, and was later reintroduced on 22 February, 1932 on George Washington’s 200th birthday (“The Purple Heart” par. 1).
On November 11 of every year, we have a day to celebrate our veterans. For many people, it is a day to honor our veterans in addition to thank them for what they done for our country. For me, it feels much more than just honoring them. There are three reasons why Veterans Day means more to me; my Grandpa, family history, and my birthday. My Grandpa inspired me to think more about veterans on Veterans Day because of what he has been through and what he did for the family.
He begins speaking about the disastrous occasion that was Apollo 1. Three astronauts were killed as a result of a cabin fire in 1967, but NASA has never experienced a calamity like this before. He mourns their loss, but also raises up their names in praise. “Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the ground. But we’ve never lost an astronaut in flight; we’ve never had a tragedy like this.
According to “Richard Connells Biography”, it states “Connell eagerly enlisted in the U.S. army…” (1) where as in “The Most Dangerous Game” General Zaroff “went into army… since it was expected of a noblemen’s son” (9). Both were in an army but enlisted for different reasons, Connell enlisted to serve his country where as Zaroff enlisted for his family’s reputation. With this in mind, Connell “continued to write during his enlistment, editing the camp weekly newspaper, Gas Attack.” (Meet Richard Connell 20) and General Zaroff “commanded a division of cavalry…” (9). This shows how both men contributed within their own armies whether it was to keep the soldiers entertained or if they commanded a division; both soldiers did something good for their armies. Like Connell, who stayed a “forever devoted journalist” (Richard Connell’s Biography 1) and formed part of the camp’s weekly newspaper, General Zaroff also kept his own interest even when he was at war,”…my real interest was always the hunt” (9).
Reagan even goes to compare the Challenger Seven to the explorer Sir Francis Drake. Reagan states that on the day three hundred ninety years ago, Sir Francis Drake died aboard a ship doing what he was best at. Reagan also even goes to say how a historian once said, “He lived by the sea, died on it, and was buried in it” and that the Challenger Seven were just like Sir Francis Drake and how their dedication to what they were best at was complete now. All of this is an attempt by Reagan to once again rationalize the deaths of the seven so that they are not mourned as much as they are honored for their sacrifice. He also is saying all of this so that it is seen that the Challenger Seven died doing that they were best at, not with something they were not willing to do even with the risk of death present.
I learned to ride a bike without training wheels. He also taught me to stay motivated no matter how many times I wanted to give up because of my mistakes. I remember the day like it was yesterday even though it was eighteen years ago. This is one of the proudest moments in my life. It’s a lesson that I’ll never forget.
A fighter who was always involved in helping out people in need; he continued his job after retirement by switching the battleground, from the entire world to a small neighborhood on Gibb Street. After he retired, Sam could not stay apart from other people, he
Theodore Geisel works in a Silver City, a town of roughly 50,000 in Eastern Oregon. Theodore grew up in the area, went to the local college, served one tour of duty in Afghanistan and joined the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. After ten years, he has finally worked his way up to Director of Veteran Support Services, a top ranked department in the state for its excellent customer service. Two years into serving as Director, Theodore starts to have problems in his department. A year ago, the Veteran Support Specialist position had opened up.
Both men shot but Hamiltons missed and Burrs hit. Hamilton died the next morning on July 12, 1804. Hamilton left behind an amazing legacy of one of few of Americas founding
Special Agent Leonard Hatton was on his way to work that fatal morning when the towers were struck and he responded immediately. Although Hatton wasn 't tasked with responding to emergencies he still went and saved many lives. He served the country as a Marian, a firefighter, an FBI agent(Heros to Remember) and he gave his life during the country’s time of need. Ordinary people came to do amazing things on this day including Tom Burnett who was the COO and vice president of Thoratec Corporation and was on flight 93 when he noticed it had been hijacked like the others. Himself and other passengers decided to fight back and gain control of the plane.
(Deutsch, Lindsey) In his position as a sniper he had 180 kills that were confirmed, but estimation of 255 all together. (Kyle, Chris) I personally feel like I 'm not head-strong enough to endure that kind of weight on my shoulders, so I appreciate the mental battle he went through, for our country. His fellow marines acknowledged his skill and nicknamed him “The Devil of Ramadi.”