Bridgitte Madrigal Randy Pausch Essay Life, Family, and work ethics are three main values I’ve been taught throughout life. After watching Randy Pausch’s Last lecture I was really inspired and it got me thinking about these three special values I was taught. Randy Pausch enficises on how important family, life, and his job was for him. We both believe in the same thing but the way he expressed himself was very inspiring and motivational. I’ve never read or heard of a person who appreciates a couple months of living with a killer deasease until I read about Randy Pausch.
In November 1919, president Wilson announced November 11 as the first memorial of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…" Later that same year on October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced it Veterans Day, instead of Armistice Day. Why is it important to honor a Veteran? It is important because they sacrificed their lives for every one of us. They did what they did so that we could live free and normal lives. As they were risking their lives, we were living our lives as normal as possible like they would want us to.
Congress passed a bill to amend Veterans Day to the fourth week in October. It was signed into law on June 28, 1968, by President Lyndon Johnson. Veterans day is important in the United States because we believe in honoring the men and women who fought for our country. There are many people that have not only sacrificed months and years of their lives for our freedom, but people have died to keep our country free. That is why it is important to honor them on Veterans day.
Adam Hochschild, King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999). Review submitted by: Abigail Wagoner History 103, Sec. 216 January 31, 2014 Adam Hochschild, the author of King Leopold’s Ghost, is a well-known writer whose main job is that of journalism. However, when Hochschild was a college student, he spent time in South Africa which led him to begin writing books about difficult periods in history. He has since then written five books and, in 2012, received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Ramandeep Bassi English 3B Per. 4 11-12-2011 Why do we celebrate Veterans Day We celebrate Veterans Day because to Honor those who fought while serving our country in the military. On Veterans Day we honor the living veterans and thank them for their service. Veterans day is celebrated with parades, speeches, and in many other ways. Inscriptions of names are written of each and every one of those individuals in the order they were taken from us.
They were well-respected and looked up to as heroes. Ever since coming home from the war, World War II soldiers had a life of ease and joy. When the second World War concluded, there was a huge baby boom in which babies were being born at an astronomical pace. This comes to show that men settled in to American society and were living a good life after the war. Also, former soldiers could use their involvement in the war into beneficial use.
But despite all these obligations, they felt that freedom of their nation was most important and they did not hesitate to lay their lives down for that cause. We can learn a lot from the remarkable sacrifice that these exemplary men and women left for us to follow. We can read and study many of the World War accounts of the bravery that these soldiers exhibited in war. There are also many video and film documentaries of the World War years from which we can learn quite a lot about the things that happened during these wars. As a mark of respect, we can observe a minute of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11 every year.
“It is the story of arguably the greatest World Series ever played and deals with many watershed moments in and out of the game.” (www.timwendel.org/blog) King, Kennedy, and the Power of Words was a short story about Robert Kennedy giving an amazing speech after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Most of Kennedy’s campaign were hesitate of Kennedy going through with his speech. Kennedy spoke from the heart, he had notes given by his secretary, but his words were “spoken with conviction and from the heart.” I personally have read and watched Robert Kennedy’s speech that night and you can feel the pain in his voice, Kennedy was being completely sincere in his words. The cause and effect in this short essay is mind-blowing and very ironic. Not only did Kennedy hold that crowd together that night and saved them from being destructive, but later in time he himself was also assassinated.
The military turns an average man into every American citizen’s hero. On September eleven, true bravery was also shown when thousands of people ran towards the fire to try and save even just a single life. They risked their life in order to save a strangers life. Like our soldiers, men like these are the true examples of what heroes are. Heroes can be close to home like a mom or a dad, or even far from reality like a fantasy figure.
This of course made me really happy and knows that my dad would always be there for me no matter what the cost is. This also shows me that he would even put off his work just to come and see me succeed. So another story goes like this. I had just won gold in a ten day tournament tour and at the end my dad pulls me over, smiles at me, and gives me the best words I heard all day, “I am so proud of you”. That right there made my day a whole lot better.