In 1962 during the American Civil War, the Nation’s highest decoration in combat was established. The Medal of Honor is presented to those who go above and beyond the Call of Duty. These Soldiers did not just display Valor, but also what we now call Army Values. They were Loyal to their country, set on their Duty obligation and Selflessly put our country ahead of themselves. They kept moving forward against the enemy, never retreating, only showing the importance of Integrity for their country, with Courage and Honor. Every part of the Medal of Honor symbolizes everything the Soldier did to receive that decoration.
Some things I carry I hold with feigned pride. Overpriced textbooks, innumerable notebooks, thick binders, and shiny planners serve as a nagging reminder. They tauntingly whisper to me. This is what you’re here for. This is what you’re worth. I clutch onto trophies and certificates. They scream at me. You could have done better. You’re nothing without me.
Section 1: An animal I think represents me, is the spider. The spider symbolizes wisdom and a hardworking nature. First, I think I am hard working because I always try to do my best at whatever I do, even if I am bad at it. Also, I work as hard as possible, and I never go for minimum. In my picture, the spider is working hard to make a web. Second, I think I am wise because I think hard about my decisions before finalizing them to avoid making irrational decisions. I also consider myself fairly intelligent, which is a major part of being wise. I showed this in my picture through the color of the spider. I made it green, which represents wisdom.
From the Golden State Warriors logo to the United States flag they show a preview of what they are like. The name of my island is Lealtad. The symbol is two people reaching out for each other. In an article in the New York Times, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, says that a flag should be respected because expresses the unity of a society. The name and symbol both show what a country or group believes in and shows that they are unique and that the society works together. If you take a look at the Canadian flag it will show a maple leaf, the maple tree is the national tree in Canada. The California flag shows a bear, because the state animal of California is a bear. Each symbol shows that they are special for something, and that each society believes
The things I carry are determined by the weight of the world. I carry the oceans, the mountains, the valleys, and the deserts. I carry fear and courage, serenity and chaos, creation and destruction. I carry light and darkness, truth and lies, secrets and answers. But most of all, I carry love and hate.
"The flag is the symbol of our national unity, transcending all internal differences, however large, within the framework of the Constitution. This Court has had occasion to say that … 'it signifies government resting on the consent of the governed; liberty regulated by law; the protection of the weak against the strong; security against the exercise of arbitrary power; and absolute safety for free institutions against foreign aggression (26).'”
Initially, I see diversity in America’s banner. With its 50 stars, 13 stripes, it represents our diversity in our country. Wither it’s a big deal, or just the simplest walk on the sidewalk, we’re all different. That’s what makes
At this point my dear cousin, I’d like to convince you of my desire to have you with me for the cause of our freedom here in the colonies. In my own point of view independence is a universal need. According to the newly written Declaration of Independence people are born with certain independent rights. Some of these mentioned in the text are unalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Do you agree with that? I hope you can believe me when I say to experience true freedom, people must have these basic forms of independence from birth. Unfortunately, when we’ve discussed this concept with Mother England, we are far apart on agreement! In the declaration of independence it clearly states that if these basic rights
Our Flag, the symbol of freedom for over 216, 000,000 citizens of our great land, and the banner under which countless millions have given their last measure of devotion in wars to protect our freedom, will never be forgotten. It is for us the living, in strength and unity, to love and respect our Flag. As we remember our Flag, we know that it represents the living country and it is a precious possession” (Flag Etiquette).
I crashed into my seat, knowing that there is nothing I could say to make these words stop. These words incited a feeling unbeknown to my pre-puberty self - hatred. Each accentuated syllable eroded, bit by bit, whatever confidence I borrowed from Disney Channel.
It seems like everyone has one these days. What used to be the property of sailors, outlaws, and biker gangs is now a popular body decoration for many people. And it’s not just anchors, skulls, and battleships anymore, from school emblems to Celtic designs to personalized symbols; people have found many ways to express themselves with them. Maybe you’ve thought about getting one. Well before you head down to the nearest tattoo shop and roll up your sleeve, there are a few things you need to know.
Slavery, Hardships, and Freedom? This book describes a day in a life of Frederick Douglass. In 2013, I saw a movie called ’12 Years A Slave’ reading this book and watching the movie was eye-opening for me. ‘My Freedom’ in this book explains that young Douglass suffered as a slave, when which he failed to flee his ‘Bondage’, then eventually he escapes that life. Douglass’s story continues to reverberate throughout his life and the American Dream that he conquered all the obstacles that he overcame and reached his goal. He shows us that you can achieve your goals if you strive for it. “My Bondage and My Freedom” is an eye-opener for your life and you can compare your life and see how you can make a change
For as long as there have been people, there have been methods of distinction amongst them. Throughout the years we have discovered ways in which to express our beliefs, our ideals, and our passions. Tattooing has been one of forefront methods in expressing our humanity, or in certain cases, our lack there of. For so many, they have taken on many different representations, each with an equal level of significance. The importance found in the symbolism of tattoos and their cultural relevance has consistently been a trend found throughout history, religion, and art.