Essay on Commemorative Speech

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Commemorative Speech

General Purpose: To commemorate.

Specific Purpose: To commemorate the love for the game of soccer.

Central Idea: To commemorate the history of Soccer and the love for the game.


I. 198 days until kick off! Entire countries will grind to a halt in 198 days to watch these games. No other sporting event has this same impact as the Soccer FIFA World Cup. A. For 4513 years the human species has played this game. B. Some suggest that the earliest signs of a feet-based ball game date back as far as 2500BC, during which time the Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese all appear to have partaken in such games.
II. Today, I'm going to tell you why I'm proud to share the history of the Soccer
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III. One of these groups was send to Omaha Beach. A. Against heavy enemy fire and heavy casualties, these men charged the beach in attempt to complete the mission their country asked of them. B. They faced heavy gun fire, mortar attacks, and heavy casualties as they ran up the beach to subdue the German bunkers.
IV.The other group of men were tasked with scaling the cliffs of Point Du Hoc to destroy 155 mm guns. A. These men scaled cliffs using grappling hooks and rope ladders while gunfire and hand grenades rained over them. B. Once these men reached the top of the cliffs, they held their position for two days against heavy German counter attacks while only a third of them were left standing at the end still able to fight.
V. Both of these instances give pride to the organization. A. These men stared death in the face and fought against it for the greater good. B. Despite being heavily overwhelmed with the odds stacked against them, these Rangers used their training, ingenuity, and courage to complete the mission.

(Transition: When I think about the history I have just discussed and look at all of you standing here, I see the same type of man in front of me that I have just described to you.)

I. Since I can remember, I have watched a soccer ball being kicked around. A. Every Sunday, I would wake up and soccer would be on TV. I would sit by my dad and watch the

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