Medal Essays

  • Definition Essay: An American Hero

    900 Words  | 4 Pages

    An American Hero Some things just do not exist and never will, it is just how life goes. The idea of America having one hero, The American Hero, does not exist. America cannot have one hero, one person to be grateful for, one person who has provided protection or one person who has helped improve it. It is impossible for America to be grateful for only one person when America was built by thousands if not millions. Heroes are not the ones with superpowers, capes, or fame. None of these things are

  • Personal Narrative: My Life As A College Athlete

    825 Words  | 4 Pages

    I have always aspired to be good at everything that I do. No matter what task I was tackling, part of my objective was to be good. While there is nothing wrong with being good at something, this focus began to cause everything that I did to only be good, never great. I became complacent of where my abilities were and prevented myself from anything special, anything but ordinary. When I began middle school, this mentality of just being good enough began to redirect itself into some of my school work

  • Obama's Medal Of Freedom Analysis

    927 Words  | 4 Pages

    In the article, “Smorgasbord of influential figures receive Obama’s Medal of Freedom” a Washington Post article adapted by Newsela, it details the 21 men and women receiving medals for their contribution to the nation. This is the highest honor a civilian can get during a time of peace. It first began in 1963, with President John F. Kennedy, and it is only given by U.S. Presidents, which is a great honor to have. Some people in the past whom have received this award are Norman Rockwell, Alexander

  • Ellis Island Medal Of Honor

    321 Words  | 2 Pages

    A surgeon at one of the busiest Boston hospitals is now being recognized with one of the nation 's most prestigious awards for his research into eliminating health care inequalities. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes individuals who work to improve the lives of Americans, and previous recipients include six presidents, Rosa Parks and Mohammad Ali. Dr. Adal Haider an example of someone who has achieved the American Dream. His Muslim Pakistani parents moved to the United States to pursue

  • Reflection About The Movie Unbroken

    1137 Words  | 5 Pages

    Reflection: There was a movie also based on the book Unbroken, that I had read. I have watched and read both the versions, I thought they would be quite similar. However, I was confused as some parts that were in the book were missing in the movie. I think the director didn’t include those parts as the movie would have been very long if they were included. What inspired me was the fact that this was a real-life story, there is nothing better than reading about someone so strong regardless of what

  • The Importance Of Financing The Medal Of Honor

    306 Words  | 2 Pages

    The Medal of Honor is the highest military award you can receive. It is awarded by congress and is granted to those who show bravery and go beyond the what they are called to do. 3,495 service men and women have received this award once and 19 of them even received two medals (National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation). Sadly, Louie Zamperini is not in this list of people who were awarded the Medal of Honor. Louie Zamperini was commissioned into the United States Air Force in 1941. One day on a

  • Macaulay's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech

    418 Words  | 2 Pages

    first glance, looked simple, but as you read and reread it transformed into something worth contemplating over? David Macaulay’s Black and White challenges the reader to expand their mind and see the full picture. He asks readers in his Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech to demystify their take on the entirety of the book. He encourages the reader to truly see the book in its entirety. To begin with, the four parts connect to make one story. The pictures, when looked at carefully, intertwine in storytelling

  • What Does The Medal Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

    561 Words  | 3 Pages

    novel is the image of Gatsby’s war medal. This scene comes early in the book during Gatsby and Nick’s car ride to the city for lunch. The medal is the epitome of Jay Gatsby. A symbol of skepticism. When Gatsby pulls it out and hands it to Nick, Nick can only look at it in “astonishment”. He is surprised and shocked. He says that the medal has an “authentic look” (Fitzgerald 66). These two descriptions, the first of Nick’s reaction and the second of the medal are important to understanding the

  • Joe Medicine Crow's Medal Of Freedom

    376 Words  | 2 Pages

    Joe Medicine is Native American historian and war hero from the Crow nation. At 95 years old, Joe was awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, the highest Medal a civilian can receive. Crow was nominated for Medal of Freedom by two U.S. Senators from Montana and Wyoming, One of them met Crow sixty years ago. Joe was awarded the Medal of Freedom for his leadership, war experiences, and his love for his tribe. Also, Crow dedicated his life to teach other how the white settlers affected Native America

  • The Boys On The Boat Analysis

    1220 Words  | 5 Pages

    The Boys on the Boat by Daniel James Brown is an example of how someone’s past has a major influence on their future. Basing one’s decisions off of past experiences is often smart because then a person can better predict the outcome of the situation, but when a person’s past experiences turn out to be no longer applicable or relevant it is a problem. This is because people often become fixated on previous experiences in their lives and then base their entire personalities around in. This defence

  • Presidential Medal Of Freedom: A Case Study

    400 Words  | 2 Pages

    Steven Spielberg and Barbara Streisand to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg are two of the 17 Americans slated to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the White House 's highest civilian honor this year. President Barack Obama will present the Presidential Freedom Award to recipients in a ceremony on November 24. Additionally, a recipient from last year who was unable to attend the awards ceremony, composer Stephen Sondheim, will also get

  • John Basilone: National Medal Of Honor

    315 Words  | 2 Pages

    John Basilone was one of the elite few of our nation to be awarded with the national Medal of Honor. John was the sixth of ten children, born in Buffalo, New York but raised in Raritan, New Jersey. He opted not to go to highschool, and joined the Army looking for “adventure.” He boxed in the Army, before he was sent to the Philippines. After he completed his first tour, Mr. Basilone returned home and became bored. John Basilone made the decision to re-enlist soon after, but this time into the Marines

  • Lois Lowry Number The Stars Analysis

    1515 Words  | 7 Pages

    Number the Stars: A Critique of Fiction Europe and the rest of the world were turned upside down during World War II and the German occupation. Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars, published in 1989 by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston, focuses on the perspective of the people of Denmark at the beginnings of the Holocaust. Annemarie, a young Danish girl, discovers what it means to be brave when she finds herself and her family must come to the aid of a group of Jews fleeing German persecution, most notably

  • Personal Narrative: Viktoria Komova

    1056 Words  | 5 Pages

    performance determined if I would become the Olympic gold medalist in Women’s gymnastics. My hardwork, determination, and strength brought me to where I am today. Her score popped up and excitement was brought upon me. I just won the Olympic gold medal. The five of us walked in confidently, heads up and chests high. All eyes were on us as we approached the locker rooms, especially me. Stories of me almost quitting two years beforehand were spreading everywhere. Some people thought it was inspiring

  • The Kite Runner Symbolism Analysis

    2056 Words  | 9 Pages

    Dreams can often be symbolic of a person’s situation in real life. However, rather than this being true in The Kite Runner, Hosseini uses irony to flip the situation and make Hassan’s life quite the opposite of his dream. Hassan’s dream is set in Ghargha Lake, and Amir is seen to be the brave and courageous young boy who jumps into the lake to prove there is no monster. The created setting is one of great celebration as tons of people witness Amir’s bravery. Hosseini creates this setting to intensify

  • Virtue Theory In Business Ethics

    958 Words  | 4 Pages

    The virtue theory, which pursues virtuous principles, strategies and actions, can lead companies to understand their values, including mission, purpose, profit potential and other objectives. Virtuous employees tend to perform their roles consistently and competently in the direction of the company's goals. Virtues are the kind of thing you allow someone to take action to appreciate. Business people increase their likelihood of reaching their values and goals when they reach Objectivist virtues.

  • The Odyssey Comparison Essay

    755 Words  | 4 Pages

    Have you ever read a book and watched a movie that was similar to it? Many original books have been retold into movies. This can be difficult because most of the time the movies are not as exceptional as the books, but there are a very minimal amount of films out there that are. One example of this is with the film “O Brother Where Art Thou?” and the epic poem “The Odyssey.” The film, “O Brother Where Art Thou?” is very effective in retelling the epic poem “The Odyssey” because both have a similar

  • Utopian Society In The Giver

    767 Words  | 4 Pages

    Society has a negative, neutral, or positive effect depending on which one you live in. For instance, The Giver’s society is neutral due to the sameness so they are much different from our society. Its is surprising how different they are. The way they choose jobs, celebrate birthdays and mourn death are different from us. They do not even celebrate birthdays after twelve. Unlike our society in ways, the society in The Giver is a Utopian society. Birthday’s are a celebration of one’s birth. In

  • The Giver Theme Of Sameness Essay

    1109 Words  | 5 Pages

    Could you live in a world where everything was the same, and there was no color, no emotion, and no love? In which everything was the same? In the book The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, the theme of sameness is proven by the symbols of ribbons, the color red, and Gabriel. The book is about a community where everything is the same and chosen for you by the government. Jonas, a 12 year old boy, is mentored by a man called the giver, who teaches him how to look at memories from the past. Jonas decides

  • Theme Of Ignorance In The Giver

    709 Words  | 3 Pages

    “Ignorance is bliss.” This famous saying portrays ignorance positively, though this is a debatable fact. In the novel, The Giver, Jonas lives in a safe and tightly knit community where everything is closely regulated and everything is chosen for a citizen before hand, from their job assignment to their family unit. At the job ceremony, Jonas is assigned to be a Receiver of Memory, the person who keeps all the memories of life before. Because of this, the people in Jonas’s community Everyone but