They kept us safe, sacrificing their lives to save ours. We are a better country for what our veterans, active-duty military, and their families sacrifice—but we do no good if we do not distinguish the continuing strains of war once our service members return home. Our work is not done—and will continue long after all troops come home. But today, we are reminded to never forget why veterans are important to
In the past we have had marines that had the courage to jump on a grenade to save his other marines, the courage to go out and risk his life of freedom, courage to not kill an enemy but instead detain him and fix up his injuries when it is hard. For me, I know I have the courage to not take the shortcuts that might skip a step in order to fix the aircraft. Also, the courage to admit when I did make a mistake on over-torqueing a bolt on the aircraft. To me commitment is being able to finish what I started to my best abilities. Also as a marine NCO to help my subordinate marines when they need help.
Many Marines have given up their lives in order to protect one another and defeat the enemy. This story teaches today’s Marines how to fight like Marines as well as why this service holds so many honors. The never say die attitude of every man on that hill is proof why the Marines are America’s elite, because they can take every hardship that God and the world can throw at them and still never give up. The Marines in this book are the kind of fighters we should all try to be. Courage is one of the main traits than shows the most throughout this story.
Sadly in the end, he died right beside half of his Regiment, but I’m sure that he also died with pride and dignity. The movie “Glory” taught me that to be a leader, you will have to endure some struggles and make sacrifices; it’s not about you, it’s about your followers and putting them ahead of you. Sometimes this may also involve risks and you may also have to do things that are out of your character. Colonel Shaw had to fight to take care of his Regiment, but he didn’t give up; he stood strong. It was nice to see that with honestly comes respect and with respect comes loyalty.
That is, the testimonies from Dawson, Downey, and Col. Nathan R. Jessep all shared the order of the Code Red issued to Private First Class William Santiago. Dawson and Downey say they executed the Code Red because they were merely following orders, an order given by Col. Jessep via Lt. Jonathan Kendrick. Col. Jessep admitted to ordering the Code Red on Santiago because “Santiago was a substandard Marine” (A Few Good Men, 1992), and as such, proved to be a liability to Second Platoon Delta, Rifle Security Company Windward. As Jessep states, “Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives” (A Few Good Men, 1992), following the precept of sacrificing a finger for the sake of the hand. Kaffee, recognizing Jessep’s absolutist mindset, says that “[Jessep’s men] follow orders.
Brandon Barker Mrs. Makal English III January 25, 2012 Military Mr. Obama gives a speech about the strategy of the military. The main goal is to assure that all Americans are safe. Our troops need to be thanked for their bravery they have, and to make sure that we appreciate what the soldiers do for our country. Mr. Obama wants to end the chaos and war that has been killing many American soldiers. When will this massacre end…?
Another big takeaway was that despite the brutality and emotions of combat, a leader must remain calm, see the big picture, and anticipate the “next steps” for his unit and the enemy. Tom Hiebert: We Were Soldiers was published just as I was getting ready to take command. The timeless value of the book then, as it remains to me to this day, is in demonstrating to young leaders the value of setting and maintaining standards and discipline in training as these translate directly to success in combat. Also, LTG Moore compares and contrasts the effects in combat of good solid leadership (and, again, standards and discipline) with the lack thereof in the second part of his book concerning the exploits of McDade and 2-7 Cavalry at LZ [landing zone] Albany. I tried to carry these lessons with me everywhere as a company commander.
It says, “The goal of the Freedom Ride is to pay respects to the first responders who lost their lives at Ground Zero and to show their solidarity with firefighters, public safety and military personnel around the world.” This movement is like the Freedom Riders from 1961 because they are there to show that they are proud of who they are and that they are not going to let others ruin that pride. These fire fighters have a connection with those fire fighters from New York City that day in 2001 because they can still feel that pain even though they did not go through it personally, or even lose a life. Although the situations associated with each ride is different from the other, it shows how people are willing to come together and join as one no matter what. I found it pretty cool that this “ride” in Atlanta took place nearly 10 years after the attacks. It proves that people do not
our men and woman were deployed into combat recently due to the terrorist attack on 9/11. The American soldiers sacrificed their lives to protect what our flag stands for. We need to appreciate our flag and what it symbolizes; we should always honor our soldiers and fallen heroes who are continuing to fight and who have lost their lives to protect the freedom of The United States. My husband is a Americas soldier,he put his life on the line, to make sure his family and American people are safe from terrorists.He wears his flag proudly on his uniform he salutes and honors the flag every day. Burning the American Flag is illegal and it is a waging war on America and our brave men and woman who are dedicated to making sure our flag is never burned, ripped or disrespected.
In today’s society, our soldiers are known as heroes, whether they are returning to their loved ones or still out fighting the battle. They fight for our freedom and us as Americans acknowledge and appreciate that. My dad had brought up the fact that while he was in school there was a fear of Nuclear Attacks. There was no real degree on terrorist activity. The biggest fear people of that time had was again, the Nuclear Attacks, not terrorism.