This film was adapted from the letters from Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the military officer in charge of the Fifty-fourth regiment. His letters showed the strength, courage, and motivation from the men in the Fifty-fourth company. This division was the first all black regiment in Massachusetts during the Civil War. This group consisted of African Americans willing to fight and die for the Union. At first the United States government was undecided about the use of black soldiers in the army and used them in demeaning tasks.
Glory: The movie Glory is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the civil war. This regiment was one of the first all-African Americans regiments in the United States military. The regiment was commanded by Colonel Robert Shaw. However according to the movie Shaw had previous battle experiences that would lead to him becoming the Commanding Officer of the all black regiment. It starts when Captain Shaw fought in the battle of Antietam and is wounded.
His artillery unit was serving around Ypres in the flander part of Belgium when allied troops battled Germans around this region. In the second battle in Ypres he witnessed his friends death that led him to write “In Flanders Field”. McCrae’s poem is trying to infer that the dead did not die for no reason and that they hand the challenge to us to keep on fighting. The point of this poem is to show us that the dead soldiers are not really dead because they will always be alive in our memory for they did not die in vain. I think this poem represent all the people that gave their lives up for us, not only in Ypres but everywhere else, that they will live on forever in our memories.
There were many generals I liked because of their hard work to put their army together. One general named Robert Shaw volunteered and put the Union army of colored people together. He made the first all black regiment which made me fell happy because the colored people got a chance. There were several things I did not like throughout the movie. One was that
In the book Fleming is often with other soldiers but he is isolated till he is able to become a real soldier. The youth would have liked to have discovered another who suspected himself. A sympathetic comparison of mental notes would have been a joy to him (14). This is stated when Fleming is pondering about battle for the first time. He is the only soldier that seems to be frightened of battle and he seeks companions that have the same beliefs.
One part of me was grieving for the unknown soldiers of past wars, the other part of me felt accomplished. I knew I had made those soldiers proud by laying that wreath. I knew I had done something not everyone in our country does. I had honored America’s veterans. My uncle is in the army, and he has been stationed in Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Germany, and Georgia.
They tried to get me to take a desk job. I told them I would die fighting for my country before I gave up on my country. Supporting my country is the most important job to me. So I can keep my kids and my family and my friends and they know I will never give up in till I come back in a box. Now I am one of the most decorated marine for my bravery, honor, and dedication to the marines.
We can't express enough thanks to those who have died and have fought so that we might live and so that others might live. The soldiers that have died have given all they could give for this country and it is very hard if not impossible to fully express the gratitude that should be given to them and their families. They are the ones who concentrated the ground so far beyond our power by giving their lives for their country. Although Lincoln was wrong when he said "The world will little note what we say here." We remember his words that what the soldiers did by giving their lives so that this country might be free today and tomorrow.
When is the last time you welcomed home any veteran past or present and thanked them for their service? It seems civilians take their freedom for granted; not stopping to think who suffered, has been mistreated, or spit on, came home disabled, and who died so we can say what we want, watch what we want, or go where we want. Although civilian’s opinion on the different wars and the service members who have sacrificed during those wars has changed over the years; one thing remains true; we owe our freedom, safety, and peace of mind to the service members of all the branches of the military. While Service members chose to enlist and knew the consequences of their decision, Civilians take for granted all the sacrifices made so we can be free today.
Alexander himself expected that he would be remembered after his death. He once said to his soldiers that “Hardship and danger are the price of glory, and that sweet is the savour of a life of courage and of deathless renown beyond the grave”. He was aware that his actions were so great that they would continue to have an impact even when he was no longer alive. Additionally, Alexander affected the way people after his time strategized in regards to military techniques. He developed military tactics that were used many years after his reign, and helped to shape war today.