This battle was the culmination of Major General William Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland late summer (23 June - 20 September) 1863 campaign to maneuver General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee out of Tennessee. Fought in dense forests and small open fields in northwestern Georgia, Chickamauga was one of a very few clear cut victories for the Army of Tennessee. However, Bragg was slow to take advantage of the defeat of the Army of the Cumberland and the bulk of the Federal army made it safely into the lines at Chattanooga. It soon became apparent to many of the Confederate generals that a perfect chance to destroy an entire Federal army had slipped away. Never again would the proud Army of Tennessee have a chance as had existed in the woods along the banks of the Chickamauga.
Jan Scrugg: who inspired the making of the wall. served in Vietnam (in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade) from 1969-1970 as a infantry corporal. He wanted the memorial to acknowledge and recognize the service and sacrifice of all who served in Vietnam. In March 1979, he saw The Deer Hunter, which reminded him "of the people he'd seen suffer and die in Vietnam". That night he decided to build a memorial with the names of everyone killed in the Vietnam War.
In Yuself Komunyakaa’s “Facing it” , he tells about his visit to a memorial for the veterans of the Vietnam war. Komunyakaa is also a veteran of the Vietnam war however he is a veteran who survived the war. While describing his visit Komunyakaa uses imagery to sympathize with readers on his experience during the war. “My black face fades behind the black granite”, “I touch the name Andrew Johnson, I see the booby traps white flash”, “names shimmer on a woman's blouse but when she walks away the names stay there” are three major quotes in the poem that Komunyakaa uses to gain sympathy from readers about his experience. First of all Komunyakaa starts his poem off by saying “My black face fades behind the black granite”.
After the war the process of identifying the dead and a reburial effort took place for the Union soldiers headed by the federal government. In the South. women headed the effort to identify and lay to rest the Confederate soldiers. As a people, the United States wanted to care for and honor their dead. After the war ended the first Memorial Day holiday was set up to remember the fallen and has continued to be a tradition
In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. It was then also placed on the last Monday in May, as were some other federal holidays. Some States Have Confederate Observances Many Southern states also have their own days for honoring the Confederate dead. Mississippi celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on the last Monday of April, Alabama on the fourth Monday of April, and Georgia on April 26. North and South Carolina observe it on May 10, Louisiana on June 3 and Tennessee calls that date Confederate Decoration Day.
It is very plausible that Hemingway might’ve experienced some form of Shell Shock which influenced his writing. My cultural source is a popular World War I song called “Oh Frenchy”. Written by Sam Ehrlich in 1918 the song is about a Nurse who enlists during the First World War. Like He- mingway’s own experience with Agnes, the Nurse falls in love with a Soldier, but they move to main and live happily ever after. This song could’ve also had some influence on Hemingway’s Soldier’s Home For my free choice I selected a book titled “Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917 – 1961” by Carlos Baker.
Now imagine this same man returning to the United States after his tour of duty. Shouldn’t we feel an obligation to do everything we can for this person who gave so much to protect our freedom? I have had the esteemed pleasure in meeting LT. Berry through personal relatives, he was born on July 19, 1917 in Atlanta,Georgia. He played in active role in World War II. He voluntarily entered the war to be an active participant in serving his country to honorably protect the citizens of the United States.
There was also a statue that was constructed; the statue resides at the US Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. At the end of the war, there was a saying that was written on many tombstones of the dead Americans that epitomizes the sacrifice the Marines and Navy Seals made to keep the people of the US safe and free. “When you go home, tell them for us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our
Hillary Rodham Clinton once said that “With U.S. troops once again in harm's way in Afghanistan and other parts of the world, we are reminded of the sacrifices of previous generations of Americans who risked or gave their lives for the freedom we all enjoy today. The Purple Heart Hall of Honor would help pay tribute to those extraordinary men and women." (Clinton, 7 August 2007). On 24 May 2002, former Senator Clinton created legislature to institute a National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. It is a national museum of military members that have been killed or injured while serving combat tours.
To go along with the 4,400 Americans that wont be coming home to their families, there were over 32,000 Americans wounded in this war. So was this $4 trillion dollar war really wort our time and the lives it cost us? I say no, I feel we spent far too long helping a country that wanted nothing but for us to leave their country for years. We have cost too many lives, and have changed too many lives with injuries to justify a war where we simply just pull out. The results did not justify the losses America took, including how negative our image has become over the years, the financial hole we dug ourselves into, and the way we've affected Americans for the