The true meaning of Remembrance day Most people think Remembrance day is is just a celebration that we celebrate in the eleventh month on the eleventh day in the eleventh hour. And that it is a day we have assemblies in our schools and carry poppies with us, but boy are they wrong. Remembrance day means a lot more than that. Remembrance day is truly a day we take out some of our time and appreciate the thousands of soldiers that sacrificed their lives so we could be who we are today. This soldiers risked all they had so we will be able to call our country a free land.
Memorial Day is an American holiday that takes place on the last monday of May. It honors the men and women who died when they were serving for the U.S. military. On May 5, 1868 (three days after the Civil War ended), “Decoration Day” was established by the Grand Army of the Republic. This day was dedicated to commemorating the war dead by decorating graves with flowers.
The History of Veteran’s Day Veteran’s Day formerly, known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War 1, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as `Armistice Day .” The observation of Veterans Day was set as the fourth Monday in October. The first Veterans Day under the new law was Monday, October 25, 1971; confusion ensued, as many states disapproved of this change, and continued to observe the holiday on its original date.
I have never realized how important Veterans Day and why we celebrate Veterans Day. We celebrate Veterans Day on the 11th day, 11th hour and the 11th month. We celebrate it to honor military veterans that served in the United States Armed Forces. I really didn't realize what all the Veterans have done for me and the world now, until and have matured and got older. This saying really relates to what the Veterans have done for us in today's world, “Look how far we have come, and how far we have to go.”
The Washington Memorial is a magnificent work of architecture. This monument was built as a tribute to George Washington, the first President of the United States of America. It is also a sign of the advancement our country has made. This monument is located in the District of Columbia, in Washington DC. It was designed by Robert Mills and construction was finished in 1884, which makes it almost 133 years old.
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Veterans Day I Rosevelt Vann Veterans Day is a day for The US to appreciate and celebrate the days that the veterans have Served in the US. Veterans Day is also celebrated and honored to the veterans that have served and went to war such as the Vietnam war . Where did Wes 's mother live before coming to the United States. Wesmoore his mother lived in Jamaica before she move to the United States. What was the deeper reason why Joy was his mother was upset that Leslie Nikki when he was three years Old?
To begin with, Confederate statues, flags, and monuments has been the history of our country so the people and the future generation can see what America have dealt with to be where we are at. In the United States, the statues and monuments are representation of historic mark as they are important part of the US history. The monuments are very significant as it symbolizes history and some of those monuments are being removed. For example, a monument of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney was removed in Maryland. One man stated that, "It has become increasingly clear in recent weeks that memorials such as this are hurtful to many residents in our community and elsewhere” (County “Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville”).
Every year, thousands of volunteers travel to Arlington, Va. to lay wreathes on the tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery. Wreathes Across America organizes the event each year, and this year, the day to lay wreathes was Saturday, December 17. Thousands of volunteers showed up to honor fallen soldiers, despite the nasty weather conditions that day. This year was the 25th anniversary of the event, and organizers estimated that over 245,000 wreathes were placed on tombstones throughout the day. Many volunteers felt that, despite the frigid temperatures and hazardous road conditions, it was important to come out and show support for fallen soldiers because they fought and died in conditions that were far worse.
In The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin employs rhetorical devices in order to elucidate, the gross cost of the Vietnam Conflict in U.S. lives. The minimalist design used in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial emphasizes the overwhelming amount of human lives lost. On the Wall, a small diamond is depicted next to the names of people confirmed dead, if a person is MIA(Missing in Action) they get a small cross next to their name. The cross can easily be carved into a diamond if the person is confirmed dead ,or turned into a circle, a symbol of life, if they are found alive.
We have memorial day to remember all the people who died for our country freedom. It was officially was declared on may 5, 1886 by General John Logan. On the first decoration day General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of 20,000 union and confederate soldiers buried there. Memorial day also became more popular after World War I and World War II. There were more American lives lost during the Civil War then the two World Wars combined.
Patriotism is the dedication; loyalty; devotion; respect; faithful etc. Being a patriot means do whatever it takes to honor your country. In the essay, Veterans Day: Never Forget Their Duty, Mike Christian was a POW, captured by the Vietnam. As stated in the text, he sewed an American flag so him and the other POW’s that were captured could say the pledge of allegiance. He knew he’d get in lots of trouble if he would get caught.
On the last Monday of May, we Americans celebrate Memorial Day. To others, Memorial Day consists of a day filled with sleeping in late and grilled burgers and diving into the recently opened pools. But do they not understand the reason as to why they possess this freedom? Personally, I view Memorial Day as a day to reflect on our freedom; to remember our fallen Americans.
I believe that the money we spend on memorials are spent the way in should. There is nothing better to spend money on the remembering people that have done things special in our lives. The money is spent to build memorials that we can visit to remember the brave things that people have done for us. The tomb of the unknown soldier has people who show up to watch the laying of the wreath to remember those who was unable to be identified.