Military veterans make the ultimate contribution to society; the dedication and bravery of soldiers have been a key pillar on which the United States stands. From Revolutionary War heroes to Vietnam veterans, a few veterans that have defended our country and that have brought an impact are: Tony Bennett, B.B. King, Bea Arthur, Mel Brooks, and hundreds more. Veterans are very important to our nation’s history and future. They impact our country everyday, and thanks to them we are free.
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.
This can be seen in the act of the burial ceremony itself, how “two days before the ceremony the bones of the fallen are brought and put in a tent which has been erected, and people make whatever offerings they wish to their own dead” (Thucydides 143). Pericles also mentions that ‘the Athenians followed this ancient custom” and that “it is [his] duty to follow the tradition” (144). It is easy to see how proud the Athenians are of their ancestors in the way that they make sure to honour their ancient traditions and customs when it comes to the dead. Along with being a proud people with many traditions and a great respect for their ancestors, Athenians are also very into abiding by their laws. This is possibly due in part to the fact that they have a democratic government where everyone has a say.
Sturken notes:”To the veterans, the wall is an atonement for their treatment since the war; to the families and friends of those who died, it is an official recognition of their sorrow and an opportunity to express a grief that was not previously sanctioned; to others, it is either a profound antiwar statement or an opportunity to rewrite the history of the war to make it fit more neatly into the master narrative of American imperialism.” (Sturken 80) The memorial is not designed to represent any particular image or item and instead reflects the stigma inflicted upon veterans returning home from the war. Veterans were expected to act as if they had not sacrificed for their country and to separate themselves from a war where they were often seen as complicit in an abuse of American power. The wall reflects this sentiment and evokes the veterans’ implicit feeling of abandonment while simultaneously providing a safe haven for memorialization and remembrance. It does not dictate the narrative of memory and instead promotes personal reflection because of its abstract form, leaving individuals to analyze and interpret their memories as they
The most important way to stop this erosion is to ensure that the next generation understands what the American Flag represents. I believe that the American Flag is more than just a three foot by five foot red white and blue piece of material. We need to remind our children as well as ourselves that the American Flag is more than this. It represents not only the freedoms and liberties that we sometimes take for granted, but also all of the true American Heroes that have served underneath it. The flag represents the soldiers that have fought at home and abroad to ensure that we retain the very freedoms that allow us to protest the wars that they are fighting.
Also the police officer’s fellow officers, family, and closest friends. Firefighters also have some of theses traditions. The flag is folded thirteen times because, the first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.
It began 1954 as a national holiday. In the year of 1938 it was mad a national holiday but it was called Armistice Day but was later changed to Veterans Day on June 11th 1954 to honor all the veterans. The main reason why Veterans Day was created were to honor all the veterans who live with us and among us who served any branch of the military who helped serve and protect our country. The significant number of eleven as is relates to veterans day is when On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as the Great War. Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938.
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.
However, hiring a headhunter or recruiter might relieve some of the stress associated with the job market and help veterans find the right job for them faster. Visit Military.com's Guide to Military Headhunters for more information Small notes about veterans * Veterans are people who served in the military (US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) in times of war or peace. * In the United States, Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 every year, the same day that World War I hostilities formally ended (at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). * 3 states are home to more than a million veterans: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.5 million), and Texas (1.7 million). * The unemployment rate of post-9/11 veterans (aka “Gulf War-era II veterans”) is 6.2%.
President Abraham Lincolin proclaimed a National holiday for thanksgiving to be celebrated as a federal and a popular holiday in the United States. The proclamation has been repeated by many other presidents after Lincolin. This event is marked by all citizens of the United States and it is a day that family members take a day off from their busy schedules to come together and celebrate this important day. National leaders also take this opprtunity to come together with their constituents as a show of unity and togetherness. Even with the importance attached to this ritual, my observation is that its symbolic importance has been watered down and reduced to just another day that people get a day off from their normally busy schedules.