Veterans day is important to Americans because it is a way of showing thank yours for what the veterans did for us. Veterans day is a special day to show how much we appreciate what our soldiers have done for us. At my school we sell these things called flags for vets to raise money for the troops. They also have parades and memorial services for those who lost their life in the line of duty. Congress passed a bill to amend Veterans Day to the fourth week in October.
The entire address is filled with advice from Washington that would ensure a perfect lifestyle, but paragraphs 9, 16, 24, and 32, which the quotes above are from, are the ones that stood out the most to me. Nine is telling us how to keep together as a nation while dealing with internal and external (foreign and domestic) problems, while twenty-four shows some of the consequences of not following his guidance. Sixteen depicts how the Constitution should be upheld by the whole people and how the Government should be properly conducted. Last, thirty-two warns us about media abuse. Paragraph 9 starts out instantly by stating how dear unity is to a people.
What is Veterans Day? Veterans Day is held every year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. This ceremony is held to thank and honor everyone who has served in the United States Armed Forces. Also, to remember those who have lost their lives while serving in the Untied States Armed Forces. 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.
Soutphommasane explains the confusion on what Anzac day meant to him, he states; ‘As a teenager, I found myself at a loss when other’s at school spoke about the sacrifice made by our ‘forebears’ in defending the Australian way of life.’ This is an insight thought that give’s the reader an idea on what he was thinking at that time. The author also touches on multiculturalism and how many cultures feel that to them, Anzac day should be commemorated in different way’s that fits in with their culture. The use of extensive language the author uses give’s his arguments more effectiveness. From his usage of descriptive words to give the reader visualisation to the theme’s of ‘appeal to
the wounded warrior project thanks the veterans for subjecting themselves to the violence of war that eventually leads to life changing injuries. This brings a sense of sympathy towards the wounded individuals and perphaps even guilt , but also a great sense to veterans who actually get to watch the video.This awareness has lead the congress and federal government to promote the forward looking policy such as the land mark , “Caregiver and Veterans Omnibus Health Service Act of 2010” ,which was signed by President Obama into law. This policy helps legestalative improvements that aid in closing the gaps and eliminating barriers to improved mental health for warriors ,their families and caregivers.The policy has also fostered economic empowerment of the wounded veterans by eliminating educational and employment barriers and helps to ensure the veterans have access to longterm rehabilitative care for severely wounded
Physical journeys can have important emotional impact because they can teach you to overcome obstacles or fears, as well as challenges you meet. Physical journeys can teach you about the past and also have consequences that impact you emotionally. In ‘Staring down my demons’, Simon Bouda writes firsthand about his journey to Papua New Guinea. Simon’s journey to PNG began when he agreed to report on a plane crash that killed 9 Australians. From the start he was hesitant, but agreed with a ‘sure’.
Some of the techniques I noticed were syntax, repetition, logos, and finally, pathos. Eisenhower’s Inaugural Speech of 1953 was very successful in connecting to his listeners. He was able to get his penultimate purpose across, which was that the country needed to band together once more to stay strong against the flare up of communism, but I believe his ultimate purpose was to keep the country moral high, and keep the people together, so they could overcome anything, whether it be communism or aliens. The United States of America will forever be banded together after this
A rhetorical question is a question that is asked in order to make a point, it is asked merely for effect with no answer expected (Merriam-Webster, 2011). The Rhetorical question that JFK asks in his inaugural speech was: “Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and west, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?”(John F. Kennedy) This question basically asks the millions of Americans to join in his efforts, to get behind him and help assure the more “fruitful life. By asking this question he is calling the American people, not only to realize the hostility that had been happening between countries but also to do something and to take action. He is inspiring them to do more for their country and causing them to think what they are willing to do for their country and at what
Every people have positive or negative feelings about the war. There were lot’s of volunteers that wanted to go to the war because they wanted to use the war as an opportunity to show that Australia was a great nation and seen the was as a chance for adventure. Also, soldier that have returned from the war felt that they had served their time for their nation and family so it was the turn for someone else to do this. Where as some ANZACs who held the against opinion thought that no one should be forced to go the war. Therefore, they believed that the conscripiton
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.