Presentation on theme: "Memorial Day May 31, 2004. " Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking, Dream of battled fields no more. Days of danger,"— Presentation transcript:
Sacrifices made by American War Heros American Revolution Civil War Spanish American Revolution World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War Persian Gulf War Afghanistan War War in Iraq
American Revolution General George Washington and a Committee of Congress at Valley Forge. Winter 1777-78.
American Revolution The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga. October 1777.
Civil War Three Confederate Prisoners at Gettysburg
Spanish American War 10th Cavalry at Las Guasimas
World War I On April 6, 1917, the United States formally declared war against Germany and entered the conflict in Europe. Fighting since the summer of 1914, Britain, France, and Russia welcomed news that American troops and supplies would be directed toward the Allied war effort. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, over two million U.S. troops fought on battlefields in France.
World War II The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. America joined Second World War as a full combatant.
World War II Easy Company take the flags up Mt. Suribachi. Easy Company had been fighting 4 days. They had 40% casualties to date.
World War II This is the original photograph by Joe Rosenthal. It was later cropped to become the photo we all know.
Korean War The Korean War has often been referred to as the "forgotten war" because it came on the heels of World War II and was overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Korea like Vietnam, was part of the Cold War to stop the advancement of Communism in Southeast Asia. When the Communist troops of North Korea invaded the democratic Republic of South Korea, the United States became involved through a promise of support given to the president of South Korea.
Vietnam War Beginning in 1957 and ending in 1975, the Vietnam War was America's longest war on foreign soil. Twenty-five years later, the Vietnam War era is a difficult and complicated subject, both emotionally and historically.
Persian Gulf War On August 2nd, 1990 Iraqi military forces invaded and occupied the small Arab state of Kuwait. The order was given by Iraqi dictatorial president Saddam Hussein. President George Bush Sr. waited two days after the UN deadline for Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait before ordering the Coalition to begin action against Iraq. The winds of Desert Storm began howling across Iraq on January 17, 1991, at 2.30 am Baghdad time.
THE LOST CITY Poster for Judy H. Fernandez and Maria Santillan, hanging outside St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan. September 11 – A Nation Remembers
SHATTERED CATHEDRAL In the days immediately following their collapse, the still-standing portions of the Twin Towers give the site, a cemetery for 3,000 people, the look of a ruined church September 11 – A Nation Remembers
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. -Samuel Adams American patriot 1722-1803
On October 7, 2001, President Bush announced the first official U.S. and allied airstrikes on targets inside Afghanistan since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Local forces worked with the U.S.-led coalition in the air and on the ground in the subsequent weeks to unseat the ruling Taliban and smoke out al Qaeda. One year later, the central Asian nation has been transformed, as it tries to keep the peace and dig out from decades of war. AFGHANISTAN
The USS Philippine Sea, from the "Operation Enduring Freedom" fleet in the Arabian Sea, launches a Tomahawk cruise missile as part of the strikes targeting terrorist training camps and military installations in Afghanistan.
A crewmen on the USS Enterprise readies an F-14A Tomcat for a mission. (U.S. NAVY PHOTO)
OPERATION – IRAQI FREEDOM With over 138,000 American soldiers currently stationed in Iraq, this year's National Memorial Day Concert pays special tribute to those who have been wounded in the war. Thankfully, modern medical techniques continue to improve the chances of survival for those injured in the line of duty.
Children of the Al Nahrawan primary school in Mosul, Iraq give a thumbs-up to soldiers after they were given school supplies donated to them by A company 1/320 Field Artillary, 101st Ariborne Division (Air Assault).
American soldier shakes the hand of an Iraqi citizen in Mosul, Iraq, on April 27, 2003.
SOLDIER BIDS HIS FAMILY GOODBYE BEFORE LEAVING FOR WAR
To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is never to die" -Robert Orr To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is never to die" -Robert Orr AMI wishes you and your family a Happy and Safe Memorial Day! AMI wishes you and your family a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!