Laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a huge honor that would be amazing to partake in. This would mean to me in honoring all the lives lost serving our country and honoring all veterans, impacting my future for the better, and I would take away a greater respect from that I already have of many honorable lives lost in wars and who lay in Arlington National Cemetery. I have wanted to visit Arlington National Cemetery and this would be incredible experience.
I would be a good candidate for placing the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier because my grandfather is a Vietnam war veteran and I would be the second generation to lay the wreath at the tomb. While my grandfather had been serving in Vietnam, he was shot in the chest. He had not slept for 2 days after in fear of never being able to wake up again. He was awarded the Purple Heart and is immensely proud of his service. My mother wrote the winning essay for the wreath laying her 8th grade year at Butler Junior High. I believe that my connections to not only what the tomb represents, but the actual tomb itself makes me a worthy candidate for laying the wreath at the unknown soldier.
In “Letter Sent from Philadelphia”, I particularly reveled in the fact that the politicians were only serving for the good of the community for a year’s period and then return home to tend to their personal affairs. William Penn and the twelve justices would be a sight for our country in these desperate times of career politicians. It intrigued me that Germantown had their own separate court system than that of Philadelphia. The local inhabitants of Germantown had no real interaction, except for some trade with the native Americans, because William Penn had paid them a sum of money to resettle outside of the Germantown area.
This paper will explore the history of the colonial settlements of the Quakers, who are also known as the Society of Friends, who settled in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in colonial times. The history surrounding the establishment and growth of the Quaker colonies of West Jersey and Pennsylvania will be discussed. William Penn’s efforts in establishing the colonies of West Jersey and Pennsylvania were paramount to Quakers immigrating to America. John Fenwick also played a major role in founding the colony of West Jersey, which is now known as New Jersey and the later immigration of Quakers to Pennsylvania. The abolitionist efforts of the Quakers in their fight against slavery, their equal treatment of slaves and the assistance that they provided to slaves will also be discussed. Quakers provided shelter, financial support and harbored many slaves so that they could avoid capture by their owners. Quakers were a large part of the abolitionist movement in the colonies while slavery was legal. Many Quakers played a role in the Underground Railroad, which assisted slaves in obtaining their freedom and avoiding capture. The terms “Quaker” and Society of Friends are interchangeable and will be used throughout this paper accordingly.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was placed at the Arlington National Cemetery because it was the honorary cemetery where people that had served in the United States forces were likely buried. The Tomb is supposed to show respect and honor, especially because we couldn’t identify him as
The tomb of the unknown soldier is a cemetery for the soldiers from World War Ⅰ, World War Ⅱ, and the Vietnam War. On Memorial Day 1921, four unknowns were disinterred from World War Ⅰ American cemeteries in France. Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger selected one of the four identical caskets by placing a spray of white roses on the casket. The chosen unidentified soldier was transported to the United States by the USS Olympia. The others remaining were interred in Meuse Argonne Cemetery in France.
On March 4, 1921, an unknown soldier from World War I was buried with the approval of Congress in the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheatre at Arlington National Cemetery. This serviceman was chosen randomly out of four other servicemen from four individual gravesites located in France. Not only was this soldier honored as a valiant trooper, but unknown soldiers from World War II and the Korean War were honored and remembered at this site too. The soldier located in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was buried with a white marble sarcophagus on top of the grave that has engravings of both Greek figures and words that say “an American soldier known but to God.” The importance of this mausoleum is that it honors those who were unidentified soldiers, and shows that our country will honor our armed forces and respect them, whether they are known or unknown.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery is on a hill that looks over Washington,D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unknown American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. The white marble tomb has a flat-faced form and is relieved at the corners and along the sides by neo-classic0 columns, set into the surface. Sculpted into the east panel which faces Washington, D.C., are three Greek figures representing Peace, Victory, and Valor. The six wreaths, three sculpted on each side, represent the six major campaigns of World War I. Written on the back of the Tomb are the words: “Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.”
Arlington National Cemetery is a place where we honor our nation’s fallen soldiers and presidents. Arlington came about by George Washington when he married a widow Martha Custis. Martha had four kids with her first husband, but only two survived. Their names are
The graves of many famous people are at Arlington Nationel Cemetary. It did not start out that way. In 1861, a Confederate General and his wife owned the house and the land. That General was Robert E. Lee. His house was across the river from Washington, D.C. The Union Army took over the land at the start of the Civil War. Union soldiers that were killed in the war was buried near the house. These soldiers were poor. Their families could not pay for them to be buried. Arlington was called a "potter's field." A potters field is a place where poor or unknown people are buried. After the war, something odd started to happen. Union officers asked to be buried at Arlington. They wanted to be near those men who had been in the war with them. Americans
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is in Fort Myer, Virginia and is located in Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery, where about 400,000 people are buried, is a place where people who were in the military are buried whether they died in combat, or died of something else, but were once in the military. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has never officially been named. It consists of 4 tombs, only three of them have bodies in them. It represents all unknown soldiers who have died in battle and that they will never be forgotten. There is a tomb for WW1, WW2, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. They are/were all filled with unknown soldiers from the corresponding war, except for the unknown
Philadelphia was another city created with the intention of being a model city for the world, a city built by Quakers. There was no problem populating the Philadelphia, but it didn’t remain a purely Quaker city.
Some prisoners were stripped of all their possessions and beaten by the officers, "...they first disarmed me, then plundered me... they abused me by bruising my flesh with the butts of there [guns]... the next thing was I almost starved to death by them...". Some high ranking prisoners such as Majors or Captains were held in dungeons for 10 months. While the prisoners onboard the British ships may have been mistreated, it is false to assume that British prisoners were treated with hospitality. The Continental Congress was also caught off-guard with the amount of prisoners from the Convention army. After the Battle of Trenton there were hundreds of Hessian prisoners and after the Convention army surrendered the number increased by 6,000. Even though the prisoners were intended to be treated with mercy, in reality this was not always the case. There were multiple instances of appalling cruelty especially in certain states. Since the Continental Congress was unprepared to house all of the prisoners, they instead took them through a journey through America, “took them down to Virginia, then up to Maryland, into Pennsylvania again, and finally back to Rutland. Almost every step of the way they contended with meagre rations, shortages of fuel, inadequate accommodations, and physical violence." In addition, some prisoners were dumped unto unexpecting towns. These towns had to feed thousands of prisoners without any warning. Therefore,
In the years of Queen Anne’s war (1702-1713) trade was cut off from Philadelphia, and their population dwindled. Philadelphia was major export center so after the war, european countries helped them build up their farmlands, and get back on their feet. Even though religious controversy led to riots and unrest in the 1740’s, their population surpassed Boston’s, and in the 1750’s Philadelphia had a permanent trade center. Benjamin franklin built libraries, hospitals, and created America’s first police force, so Philadelphia was thriving when the