Essay on Honor
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It is better to die with honor than to live with shame
It has been said, "I would rather die standing than live on my knees!" (Emiliano Zapata). All things are possible to a person who stands on the foundation of honor. The definition of honor is a high regard or respect; personal integrity; reputation; privilege (Webster’s Dictionary). The word honor comes from Latin Honos. Honor shapes lives everyday, and provides the glue that holds a family, community and country together.
To have a fantastic family is the best honor a person can have. Parents always teach their children to be good to other and make a well name for themselves but it is in them whether or not they will truly do it. Being proud of where you came from and then…show more content…
If they did not have family to lean back on during troublesome times they would not be the family they are now; strong and reputable. Honor is what keeps our families striving to do better.
The price of honor can be great, and can even cost a person his or her life. A brilliant orator by the name of Malcolm X helped to break the prejudiced way of life. He came to America with a new message to all the people. Even in his death he is still a much honored man not only by the African Americans but also by anyone who has been affected by any type of prejudice. How honor shaped this Islamic leader’s life is clear; he lived what he preached, and fought for his community.
September 11, 2001 was a very tragic day but at the same time a very heart shaping experience. The men and women who ran into burning building trying to help the helpless had great courage and personal honor. Every person that had been hurt or killed during this horrific ordeal were rescued and treated as needed. The fallen rescuers did not even think of their own lives, just the people who needed the help. The personal honor that drives a man to search for up to 18 hours straight, looking for any sign of life, honors those lost, and honors his country.
Honor can be from saluting a flag to helping the helpless, but to me the greatest honor is being able to honor my family wherever life takes me. With honor, a person has a fixed place from which to create a life. Though it may not be the fastest, the
Essay on honesty and integrity within a
1404 WordsOct 9th, 20136 Pages
Honesty and Integrity and How it Affects Unit Cohesion
Honesty, Integrity, and Trust are all key factors in the cohesion of a unit. Knowing you can trust the other preforming members in your respective unit, builds a good team building environment that leads to the highest quality of success and increase of morale within the unit. Honesty above all is not only expected, but is a standard within the 75th Ranger Regiment, It builds character within an individual soldier, creates and maintains teamwork within the inner workings of the unit, and also improves self discipline. Integrity is also another standard that is held highly within the 75th Ranger Regiment. Integrity shows a soldiers level of maturity, self discipline, and leadership…show more content…
This not only shows your lack of character as a soldier but also as a liability. Due to your inability to tell the truth, you are more of a problem and restraining your fellow comrades from completing whatever task or mission is at hand. This will not be authorized in any way shape or from within the 75th ranger regiment. It is stated in the 4th standing order within “Rogers' Rangers 19 standing orders” that honesty is vital. “4. Tell the truth about what you see and do. There is an army depending on us for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers, but don't never lie to a Ranger or officer.” This shows all shows that you must have the integrity to be honest and become a trustworthy soldier among your ranks in any unit. Your prime responsibility as a soldier is to finish the task efficiently and as a Ranger it is to complete that task better than anyone else. Honesty is where it starts and your ability to follow up on that will improve the moral and cohesion within your respective unit. Be sure to have the integrity to do so, it is just as important to the improvement of you unit. Doing the right thing when no one is looking, being honest, and taking responsibility for your actions are all parts of integrity. It takes maturity to do the right thing, that maturity shows that you are more than capable as a soldier to complete any sort of task that is