Veterans are heroes in the eyes of many citizens of the United States. There are over 20 million veterans that have risked their lives at young ages to help give the nation a fear free life. They serve and protect the land for their children, spouses, parents, family, and neighbors.
Jane Desmond introduces her article, “Embodying Difference: Issues in Dance and Cultural Studies,” by describing a dance that readers can picture as the dance of tango in their minds. This helps lead to her connecting dance, or body movement, with cultural studies and social identities. In her article, Desmond focuses on connecting how dance and body movement can be portrayed differently in social identities, such as race, class, gender, nationality, and sexuality.
Essay 2: Analysis of a Discourse Community Dance began as a form of communication and storytelling. Thousands of years ago dancing served as a way for people to tell a story and helped distract themselves of the hardships they faced. Furthermore, dance was a form of storytelling through communication, which then turned into using storytelling through dance as entertainment. According to the History World, many dancers during the BC time danced in front of only a few people to get a story across. That later turned into hundreds of thousands of people as dance was used by many. Today, dance is also a form of entertainment and storytelling, but in a modern sense. However, today perfection and technique are stressed more than they were in the past. Yet, the passion for dance has not changed. Many dancers who share this passion also have many of the same qualities. Among a discourse community of trained dancers, one expects to find individuals who are healthy and active athletes, expect perfection from themselves through competition, and religiously attend dance performances.
America's veterans, they have laid their life on the line in ways only they will ever know. They have survived living nightmares and are left with permanent scars. Some of these scars are easy to see, others are too deep, all are painful. They have come home to emptiness and desolation. Many come home to no home at all. They are left living on the streets and struggling to find work, or simply deal with life after war. America's veteran's deserve better than this. America's veterans deserve better care and aid through more housing programs, higher health care standards and greater counseling opportunities.
1 Lesson 1 Study Guide 1.1 Dancing: Chapter 1: The Power of Dance: This chapter takes a broad look at the relationship between human movement, framed as dance, and important identities such as religion, ethnicity, gender, and social status. While not specifically focused on issues of identity in America, this chapter will provide an important foundation
Mature and motivated. Proven ability to assist providers and veterans on exam days in any manner needed. General problem solving in a solutions-oriented manner for both providers and veterans. Update case statuses as available. Accomplish ambition to assist wounded veterans with a caring, positive, and patriotic attitude. Organized, courteous, professional,
Health care needs of returning veterans As the veterans are coming back into the society, they must be helped to connect to the community. For example, these veterans were secluded from the functional family unit (International Council of Nurses, 2008).
The America I believe In. America has freedom which means the power to act, speak, or think. America has a lot of veterans. Veterans are those who served to honor and protect their country. Everyday we should always take a moment of silence and honor the veterans who fought and died in the war.
Home is not always a good place to be greeted from after coming back from a long, gory, and devastating war. The Veterans of the Vietnam War fought without a choice on the battlefield on Vietnam land. They were forced to hold back their opinions and do what they were told to do, which is to serve the country of America, home to them and many other Americans, in any way possible. Throughout their time in this war, they felt overwhelmed as horrifying events played out in front of them, such as the deaths of fellow soldiers. However, even as they were serving their country to the best of their ability, Vietnam soldiers were treated unfairly when they returned home from war.
“Have you hugged a veteran today?” What about yesterday? most likely the answer is no. Veterans are important to our nations history and future, but we are not very good at recognizing this and following through with our promises. A quote from John Kennedy states that "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." We do not realize the impact they have on our lives today. They protected our freedom, they remind us of how deadly war really is, and most importantly they teach our future generations.
Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a mental or physical injury, wound, or illness, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events. Wounded Warrior Project began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. It started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members and it has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life. For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here - those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.
Veterans the Intricate Journey Veterans are the individuals that by practicing their beliefs in freedom, have unintentionally rewritten history. They exist as our dads, moms, uncles, brothers, sisters, and grandfathers. Americans honor these veterans that are willing to offer the ultimate sacrifice in order to honor and protect their country. Yet,
On July 31st, 2005 Matthew Sepi was on his way home from a local 7 Eleven when two gang members fired three times in his direction for trespassing on their territory. Sepi returned four shots killing one and injuring the other. When police later found him in his Oldsmobile sedan, he was shaking and crying. He asked the detective “Who did I take fire from?” and later explained that he felt like he was in an ambush and reacted the way he was trained to. The local newspaper headline read “Iraq Veteran Arrested in Killing”. Stories like these and the rash decision to link prior service to crime, perpetuate the idea that veterans are ticking time bombs, ready to explode at a moment’s notice. In Whistling Vivaldi, Claude Steele explains that negative stereotypes based on one’s identities are linked to underperformance. For this reason, the many negative stereotypes can prove to harm student veteran’s success in school.
If there was anything more terrifying to a shy, introverted, teenage girl than the idea of being a in crowded room full of strangers, it would to be actually in one. Yet, there I was, surrounded by a numerous amount of impatient, jet-black cars that illuminated the dark streets, rows of musicians rehearsing their piece by playing a dissonance of sounds, and the expectant, motley crowd of people lining up on the sidewalk for the veteran’s parade.
Dance is a Sport Dance is a unique sport because it combines the grit and sweat of sporting events, such as track and field, with the style and extravagance of a fashion show (D.Fowler, 2000).