Over the past two-hundred forty-two years, several veterans lose their lives everyday so we can live unreservedly. Freedom is a reward that other people in other countries are yearning for, we are auspicious to have several people to have lost their lives to bequeath us freedom. Freedom is an immense contribution bequeathed to my generation
“What does Memorial Day means to you?” A question probably not asked nearly as often as it should be. Memorial day is a time that is supposed to remind us of all the rights, liberties, and opportunities that are given to us due to our brave soldiers. They endure the most extreme hardships simply to defend us and our rights. Unfortunately, many of today’s youth only knows Memorial Day as a free day off of school and the day that the pool memberships start. To me, Memorial Day stands as a day of heartfelt, solemn remembrance of all the men and women who have given their lives in willing sacrifice to the country that they know and love.
Firstly, it reminds me that I should recognize all of the courageous men and women who fought for our freedom and liberty. Without them, we wouldn’t be what we are today as a community. Our soldiers sacrificed their lives to make sure that each and every one of us can live a happy one. Memorial Day also means that we should be proud and thankful for our country. As
Veterans day was originally called Armistice day. It got that name at the end of World War One. But the name changed to Veterans day some time after World War Two, to honor veterans from both wars. Every year, we celebrate Veterans day. Whether it is having a moment of silence, or just thanking a veteran, it is important that we do something.
The organizers were trying to promote patriotism in school and to remember an event that had such a big impact in the nation. During the event I got the chance to listen to the testimonies of US military veterans. According to those individuals you sing a lot and travel a lot being part of the military. They pay for your education after serving your country. Medical and healthcare is free for you and your family.
I really look up to my grandparents for having the courage to come to America with nothing so that my mom, all her brothers, sisters and I could have a better life. If I could be like anyone when I grow up it would be my grandmother because of her bravery and determination. There are many things that my family does every day that comes from my Irish culture. One thing that this includes is my religion. My family is Catholic and because of this we go to mass every Sunday.
Gradually his brain emerged from the clogged clouds, and at last he was enabled to more closely comprehend himself and circumstances” (Crane 87). In today 's society this would be a form of PTSD ( post traumatic stress disorder). Although PTSD was not an actual disorder discovered yet during the civil War, the signs were all there and it was known as battle fatigue. After losing some of his closest friends and watching people around him get shot and die, he was left with many memories that were very hard for him to stop thinking about. PTSD involves re-experiencing the trauma, avoidance of things that are reminders of the trauma, and an uncomfortable state of arousal usually connected with readiness to avoid re-experiencing a trauma (Piotrowski and Range).
Listening to the fireworks booming in the background, our family holds each other close as we begin a prayer. Most prayers involve talking to God, but this is not the way our family does it. To sum the prayer up in a nutshell, we pray for the prosperity of each family member in the upcoming year, but most importantly, we promise that no matter where we are on this beautiful day, our hearts will always stay with each other on New Year’s. Each of these aspects of my family’s New Year’s celebration has made a profound impact on my culture. Although our traditions may seem a bit odd, I would trade any of it for the world.
A Challenging Life Transition No matter how prepared an individual may be or expecting of a death, to lose a family member to death can be a traumatic experience. The grief process is a difficult process. However most understand that death is a natural and expected life event (McBride, and Simms, 2001). With that said it usually does not make the death of family member any easier to absorb emotionally. Although I have familiarly and awareness because of the deaths of my Father and Sister, it does not mean that I am comfortable with death, or have all the right words to say to comfort a person in the grieving process.
It was first conceptualized in 1980, prior to that, the soldiers were just given psychotic meds and sent on their way.“In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After 'Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder”(Jan Karon, Home to Holly Springs). Despite more awareness, PTSD is still not understood by the general populace due to this, veterans coming home from war have an extremely difficult time re-assimilating into normal American society. This difficulty results in a social stigma around our vets, which makes this such a major social issue.
Then, in March of 1797, Washington finally got to go home for good. There were no more wars to fight, and John Adams was going to be President. Washington had been a good President, but he was tired of it. Even his granddaughter noticed how happy he was to be home. In a letter to a friend she wrote, “Grandpa is much pleased with being once more Farmer Washington.” I always used to think of George Washington as a soldier and a politician, and I guess I always will.
So I would actually say the day he died was my biggest disappointment because if he was here today I doubt half of the stuff that’s happened to me would have happened. I miss him so much and each decision that I make I think of him and how happy he will be of his granddaughter. Every decision that I’m making in my life he will be supporting me 110% but I just look at it that I’m doing all of this for him. He always called me his little hustler and I am. I can do anything that I put my mind to, just stay focus and do your best
During war, as seen in We Were Soldiers a soldier can see some very disturbing things. It is these things, such as seeing a close friend get shot, killed or blown up that can cause severe mental trauma. The way the American soldiers always took care of their own, while heroic, was costly. The American motto is “No man left behind”, this means that no matter what shape the soldier is in, his body will not be left where he died. Seeing someone get shot, and then trying to recover him while being shot at, or holding the injured soldier as he’s bleeding to death, will cause the memories to be ingrained in a soldier 's mind for the rest of his life.
The iconic design of the Stars and Stripes on the American flag has been a symbol of hope to every citizen in America since its making. Every time an American citizen sees these stars and stripes, they are reminded of their safe home in the United States of America. Every time a soldier sees the flag, they are reminded of what they are fighting for. They are fighting for the freedom that every citizen in the United States takes for granted, yet they still bravely fight for that freedom. As children, we were taught that Betsy Ross was the woman to thank for the flag that we see today.
According to president obama, all countries should come together to honor our fellow veterans on Memorial Day. I strongly agree with this claim, regardless of what had happened 50 years ago between these countries; it is best to forgive and move on because each and every country knew what they were signing up for and the consequences that they would have to face. However, these countries are always at war, so coming together once a year to show our gratitude to the veterans that fought for their individual country is the best way to honor them. Thus , soldiers did what they thought was protecting their own country and risked their lives to protect their people, so each country can afford to sacrifice one day on their behalf. Memorial day is