Our Places: How We Commemorate

  • View document Abraham Lincoln Memorial By Mahendra Francis   Uploaded by Mahendra Francis on May 1, 2017
    Description: This is a picture of Abraham Lincoln in which I took at Washington D.C. Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. In 1861, he issued the emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery. During his presidency, there was a great civil war in the country. The South wanted to secede from the North and it was up to Lincoln to find a way to calm the turmoil. To my surprise, he was the son of an undistinguished family. During his early age, he worked in a farm and he learned how to read and write. When he became older he did not know much about the world but he had a drive for knowledge and constantly pursue knowledge whenever he was able. As president, he worked towards making the Republican party stronger and more organized. Upon the union victory in the civil war he quickly made efforts to rebuild the country and reunited the North and Southern states. The reconstruction era as it was now called began to move smoothly until on April 14th, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated and all hopes for a peacefully union between the North and Southern states came to a quick end.<br /> <br /> Abraham Lincoln was an amazing individual. He came from meager backgrounds, but his love for knowledge and learning quickly made him became the person that he was in the later parts of his life. He went from a farm hand to becoming the 16th president of the United States! I am inspired by him and his achievements. I to love to learn new things daily and by seeing how much we have in common I am excited to see what the future has in-stored for me. Abraham Lincoln did many revolutionary things in his time such as releasing people from their bondage and help set in motion the plans for the reunion between a country that was at the time split. For these reasons, I strongly believe that his commemoration was well deserved!<br /> <br /> <br /> Citation: Abraham Lincoln, The White House (2017), https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/abrahamlincoln (last visited Apr 30, 2017).
  • View document Maria L. Sanford   Uploaded by Mahendra Francis on March 31, 2017
    Description: This picture was taken in the capitol building in Washington D.C. It is a statue of Maria L. Sanford a well-known pursuer of knowledge. At the age of 16 she began her teaching career. She funded her own higher education using her dowry funds. She rose in rank as a national educator and became the principal and superintendent of many schools located in Pennsylvania. <br /> Sanford was very enthusiastic when it came to education. This is something we both have in common. As a professor at the University of Minnesota to which she was invited to become a faculty of, she lectured students on literature and art history. These are areas in education for which I have a deep respect for as well. Sanford would challenge her students every day to perform well in her classes. She was a political activist as well and gave speeches to many and believed strongly in women’s right, education for African Americans, and adult education. Sanford was well-traveled and gave more than one-thousand speeches. She later went on to creating the Minneapolis Improvement League which helped to further the causes she believed in. Sanford was picked in 1920 to give a speech at the state celebration when the 19th amendment was passed. The amendment gave women the right to vote. In 1958, Minnesota chose Maria Sanford to represent the state in The National Statuary hall in Washington D.C. This was decision well-fitting of a women who was well ahead of her times! <br />
  • View document Maria L. Sanford   Uploaded by Mahendra Francis on March 31, 2017
    Description: This picture was taken in the capitol building in Washington D.C. It is a statue of Maria L. Sanford a well-known pursuer of knowledge. At the age of 16 she began her teaching career. She funded her own higher education using her dowry funds. She rose in rank as a national educator and became the principal and superintendent of many schools located in Pennsylvania. <br /> Sanford was very enthusiastic when it came to education. This is something we both have in common. As a professor at the University of Minnesota to which she was invited to become a faculty of, she lectured students on literature and art history. These are areas in education for which I have a deep respect for as well. Sanford would challenge her students every day to perform well in her classes. She was a political activist as well and gave speeches to many and believed strongly in women’s right, education for African Americans, and adult education. Sanford was well-traveled and gave more than one-thousand speeches. She later went on to creating the Minneapolis Improvement League which helped to further the causes she believed in. Sanford was picked in 1920 to give a speech at the state celebration when the 19th amendment was passed. The amendment gave women the right to vote. In 1958, Minnesota chose Maria Sanford to represent the state in The National Statuary hall in Washington D.C. This was decision well-fitting of a women who was well ahead of her times! <br />
  • View document Helen Keller   Uploaded by Mahendra Francis on March 31, 2017
    Description: This picture was taken in the capitol building in Washington D.C. It is a statue of Helen Keller a well-known and respected individual. As a child she had been through many difficulties and through hard work and determination had overcome them. Keller was born on June 27, 1880. As a child she was both deaf and blind. With perseverance she became the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree and went on to become an American author, political activist. She has set an example for many and showed that no matter the challenges one faced you can still succeed. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, has become a museum and President Jimmy Carter in 1980 has declared her birthday to be “Helen Keller Day”.<br /> I believe that Keller was an outstanding example of how far human beings can go if they put their mind and effort into achieving something. She has empowered some many people including me to do the best we can. Her commemoration is duly deserved and I hope that many more people take the time to learn about her.<br />
  • View document The Coca-Cola man   Uploaded by Dmel1990 on May 15, 2014
  • View document Glendale Veterans Triangle   Uploaded by Emgjikolaj on May 15, 2014
    Description: A gift of the people of Glendale, this war memorial, dedicated in 1921, honors 21 Glendale residents who died in combat during World War I. Sculptor Anton Schaaf (1869-1943) created the bronze bas-relief of a female figure holding a torch in her hand set within a granite stele designed by the architectural firm of Helmle and Corbett. Schaaf also collaborated with Helmle and Corbett on the Ridgewood War Memorial in Queens. <br /> GLENDALE IS A BEAUTIFUL PLEACE TO VISIT <br /> YOU WANT TO VISIT THESE PLACES <br /> TAKE THE M TRAIN UP TO FRESH POND RD RIDGEWOOD 11385.
  • View document Glendale Veterans Triangle   Uploaded by Emgjikolaj on May 15, 2014
  • View document Glendale Myrtle Ave.   Uploaded by Emgjikolaj on May 15, 2014
    Description: Alumini association of P.S 91. dedicated this plot as the J.Westley Drum park in Memory of Glendale pioners Education May 21, 1932.
  • View document Cypress Hills( Harry Houdini)   Uploaded by Emgjikolaj on May 15, 2014
    Description: This is on Cypress Hills St between Cypress Hills and 80th ave is the grave site of the worlds best illusionist. Born in Hungry as Erik Wiesz who later became Harry Houdini.
  • View document Glendale Myrtle Ave.   Uploaded by Emgjikolaj on May 15, 2014
    Description: On September 11 2001 Marc Sullins was listed among the missing heroes who entered the building of World Trade Center. He was 30 years old. They had a memorial service In Myrtle Ave Glendale and the Street was named after him 66Place E.M.T March Sullins.
  • View document Cypres   Uploaded by Emgjikolaj on May 15, 2014
    Description: On the North corner of Weirfiled St and Cypress Avenue lies this school. Police officer Ramon Suarez school P.S. 239. He was an officer who died in the terror attack of 9/11.
  • View document ALABAMAEstTruW..docx   Uploaded by PMiller on May 14, 2014
    Description: Alabama
  • View document pics.13.docx   Uploaded by PMiller on May 14, 2014
    Description: How we commemorate decedents in Williamsberg and Bedstuy.
  • View document PLACES2014..docx   Uploaded by PMiller on April 30, 2014
    Description: Robert Fulton Statute.