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    1. 1. Memorial Day
    2. 4. <ul><li>Those who gave their lives </li></ul>Fighting for our liberty We Will Remember
    3. 5. Jefferson Memorial
    4. 7. “… It has been a kind of destiny that has thrown me upon this Service.”
    5. 8. Solemnly looking At the water of our past Birth of our nation
    6. 9. The Civil War and Lincoln Memorial &quot;...we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.&quot; -- November 19, 1863 - Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
    7. 10. Civil War Letter, Winchester, Virginia July 16, 1861 James J. White to James Brooks
    8. 11. Facts -Civil War was between the North and the South -Bloodiest conflict in American History -The Lincoln Memorial was completed in May 1922
    9. 12. <ul><li>North versus the South </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting for equality </li></ul><ul><li>So all can be free </li></ul>
    10. 13. Mexican-American War
    11. 15. Many lives were lost For such small pieces of land Too much blood was shed.
    12. 16. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier “ Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God.” (written on tomb)
    13. 17. The changing of the guard Guards are changed every thirty minutes during the day, every hour during, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. The Guard walks 21 steps in front of the tomb, waits 21 seconds, then repeats again.
    14. 18. <ul><li>World War I began on July 28,1914 </li></ul><ul><li>The middle part of the war, 1916 and 1917, was dominated by continued trench warfare in both the east and the west. </li></ul><ul><li>The war ended in the late fall of 1918, after the member countries of the Central Powers signed armistice agreements one by one. </li></ul>
    15. 20. The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    16. 21. <ul><li>It makes you feel mighty small, helpless, and alone... Without faith, I don't see how anyone could stand this.&quot; </li></ul>
    17. 22. &quot; Our Debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.&quot; -President Harry S. Truman
    18. 23. <ul><li>The World in turmoil </li></ul><ul><li>Countries changed forever more Strong soldiers unite </li></ul>
    19. 24. The Raising of the Flag in Iwo Jima The Battle of Iwo Jima
    20. 25. Letters “ Junie, this happiness is right unbearable! Tell him that he has the proudest, happiest and luckiest Pop in the whole world.”- George Rarey “ Please don't let my going change your life too much. I know that I'm the only son. Remember that I did try to make a success of myself and make you two feel proud of me.” - George Hynes “ War is like something you cannot imagine. I had no idea what it was about and still don't.”- Erwin Blonder Erwin Blonder George Hynes George Rarey
    21. 26. <ul><li>Through perilous grounds </li></ul><ul><li>Together they raise the flag </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolizing hope </li></ul>
    22. 27. Map of Pacific showing Iwo Jima in relation to Japan Iwo Jima Monument “ Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue” -Admiral Chester Nimitz
    23. 28. The Korean War Memorial
    24. 29. The Korean War <ul><li>After World War II, Korea was split up into two parts, communist and non-communist. </li></ul>
    25. 30. The Monument <ul><li>The memorial has nineteen sculptures of soldiers sculpted by Frank Gaylord. </li></ul><ul><li>Authorized October 28, 1986. </li></ul>
    26. 31. <ul><li>The “ Forgotten ” War </li></ul><ul><li>We Lost Much More Than We Gained </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom Is Not Free </li></ul>
    27. 32. “ I came today to find your name. To remember.”
    28. 36. The Women’s Vietnam Memorial
    29. 37. Quotes from people who came to the memorial &quot;I couldn't afford to come here, but I just had to,'' said Sue Rowe, of Phoenix, Arizona who in 1969 and 1970 served at Pleiku in the 71st Army Evacuation Hospital. &quot;I'm determined to cure myself today, to meet these women again, to come full circle and bring things to a close.'' &quot;I felt the women's monument should be closer to the Wall,'' said Davis, 45, &quot;because these women were the last people those guys saw or talked to before they died.''
    30. 38. What We Need to Remember . . . &quot;Women are warriors the same as men are warriors, and what this country owes them, if 'owe' is the word, is the same as we give any warrior. And that every time we sing &quot;The Star-Spangled Banner&quot; ... and we really get off on ' the rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag is still there ' - that there are soldiers, both men and women, that have given that assurance, and you 'owe' for that assurance.   And if you don't want to pay it, don't sing the song.&quot;  ~ Liz Allen, RVN, 67-68
    31. 39. Women volunteers Courageously gave their lives Aiding our nation
    32. 40. Three Servicemen Memorial Dedicated to the spirit of compromise and reconciliation
    33. 41. <ul><li>Before he left, he taught me how to drive his car. Then he left it to me to take care of it &quot;'till he got back.&quot; &quot;Dad survived Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, and all that. I'm a Marine. I'll be back. Take care of my car.&quot; I've still got the car. I would rather have my big brother back.&quot; </li></ul>
    34. 42. What does it Represent? <ul><li>The Three Servicemen represent heroism, patriotism, and honor. </li></ul><ul><li>The statue is positioned facing the Vietnam Wall, as if the soldiers are looking for their names. The statue was added to the memorial to detract attention from the Vietnam Wall because of the negative comments that the wall was receiving. Some people felt that Maya Lin's design for the Vietnam War Memorial was an anti-war statement, so they created this statue to detract attention from the other statue. An American flag is flown 24/7 behind them </li></ul>
    35. 43. Have to say goodbye Going away forever Never coming home
    36. 44. Wars in the Middle East
    37. 46. <ul><li>“ Now this hallowed ground receives a new generation of heroes -- men and women who gave their lives in places such as Kabul and Kandahar, Baghdad and Ramadi.” </li></ul><ul><li>-George W. Bush </li></ul>                                                                                                                         
    38. 47. LETTERS
    39. 48. The War in the East A controversy, indeed Let’s pray peace will reign
    40. 49. Arlington Cemetery <ul><li>Established during the American Civil War on grounds of Arlington House </li></ul><ul><li>More than 290,000 people are buried in an area of 624 acres (2.53 km²). </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery </li></ul>
    41. 52. Gettysburg Address
    42. 53. Haiku <ul><li>White stones in a row </li></ul><ul><li>Those who have passed on with pride </li></ul><ul><li>For freedom and peace </li></ul>
    43. 54. Remember

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