Sylvanus Thayer Award

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  • Douglas Macarthur Speeches

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    Douglas MacArthur was welcomed as a man who encouraged other soldiers to do what is best for the native soil. Furthermore, Douglas MacArthur achievements has led him to receive a Sylvanus Thayer Award, where he wrote an impactful speech that will carry on for future of American soldiers (History). Accepting the Sylvanus Thayer Award on May 12, 1962, General Douglas MacArthur made a farewell address towards the young trainees of the U.S. Military Academy. The purpose of the speech was to represent the

  • Honor Duty Honor War Speech Essay

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    General Douglas MacArthur addressed the cadets and commanding officers at West Point Academy on May 12, 1962 after receiving the Sylvanus Thayer Award. The purpose of his speech was not only to address the cadets but to also inform the civilians of the expectations of a soldier. Their expectations to follow the code—Duty, Honor, Country. There are several techniques that are used to create an effective speech. The tone is serious but also provides insight. It is great to personalize the speech for

  • General Douglas Macarthur 's ' Duty, Honor, Country ``

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    delivered by General Douglas MacArthur to the Cadets of the Military Academy in West Point, New York. General Douglas MacArthur was being awarded with the Sylvanus Thayer Award to commend the General for all his hard work and devotion to the Military. The Award is a memorable tribute to the ideals that inspired the late General Sylvanus Thayer, who was also known as “the Father of West Point”. In General Douglas MacArthur’s “Duty, Honor, Country” speech, he used rhetorical appeals, diction, and repetition

  • The Rhetorical Analysis Of General Douglas Macarthur's Speech

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    staff of the United States army. Macarthur commanded in World War two and successfully led United Nations in the Korean War. In his speech: Sylvanus Thayer Award Acceptance Address, he presents the importance of the war, which fighting for our country to protect us Americans is noble. Throughout the speech, Macarthur viewed The Thayer award more than an award, but symbolizing honor. General Douglas Macarthur encouraging words create a powerful tone,and attracting who the audience and purpose is intended

  • Essay about Rhetorical Analysis of MacArthur’s Duty Honor Country

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    responsibilities. Throughout our lives, there are problems occurring continually in our world related to war and combat. During these times of hardship, we must remind ourselves to persevere and continue to defend the country. In addressing the Sylvanus Thayer Award on May 12, 1962, at the city of West Point, New York, General Douglas MacArthur urged Americans to remember the major responsibilities we have as Americans in his speech Duty, Honor, Country. With a position of authority, MacArthur powerfully

  • Douglas Macarthur: Brilliant General, Controversial Leader

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    Away Douglas MacArthur was the recipient of the 1962 Sylvanus Thayer Award (Thayer Award). Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general, a Medal of Honor recipient, the Field Marshall for the Philippine Army, and the Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s; these outstanding services were some of the rationales why General MacArthur received the Thayer Award. General MacArthur delivered his 2000+ word Sylvanus Thayer Award Address to the cadets and the commanding officers at

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of General Douglas Mac Arthur Speech

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    speaker uses various modes of persuasion to put across his or her point. I will analyze a speech by General Douglas Mac Arthur which he delivered during The Sylvanus Thayer Award Acceptance and show how he used ethos, pathos and logos during the delivery while trying to portray the life of a soldier and their characteristics. The Sylvanus Thayer Award is given to a citizen whose service and personal

  • Pathos And Ethos In Speech

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    cadets at the West Point Military Academy in his speech Duty, Honor, Country, during the reception for the Sylvanus Thayer Award. This award is given to an “…outstanding citizen of the United States whose service and accomplishments in the national interest exemplify personal devotion to the ideals expressed in the West Point motto, duty, honor, country.” As the one receiving this prestigious award, General MacArthur truly exemplified these values as he had acquired the rank of General of the Armed Forces

  • Gary Sinise Research Paper

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    Every day 22 veterans take their lives in the form of suicide. There are many organizations that are committed to helping veterans get back on their feet. One such organization is the Gary Sinise Foundation. Every year since their conception in 2011, the foundation has severed over 68,000 meals to help homeless veterans and have built over 50 homes to help disabled veterans and their families. The founder, Gary Sinise, is a well renowned actor that has used his fame to help raise awareness for

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of West Point Speech

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    General Douglas MacArthur delivered this speech on May 12, 1962, while accepting the Sylvanus Thayer Award at his beloved alma mater West Point military academy. During this speech, General MacArthur reflects on his life and accomplishments as an old man, and he tells the young cadets what West Point’s motto, “Duty, Honor, Country,” has meant to him in his life. Throughout this speech, Gen. MacArthur uses various repetitions, emotional appeals, symbols, and moving imagery to show the audience the