War Is Cruel, Aggressive, And Ugly Essay

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In the eyes of many, war is cruel, aggressive, and ugly. The true definition of this word is, “A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.” (“The American Heritage”). War brings disagreements and hardships for not only the soldiers, but also amongst the families on the home-front. Luckily, times are a little better now than they were in the twentieth century. On December 7, 1941 the attack on Pearl Harbor started what is known as World War II. A family friend, Dennis Simmons, runs a trip for WWII veterans to take a plane to Washington D.C. and see monuments that are dedicated to those that have lost their lives in battle. I had the opportunity to sit down with him and listen to him speak about different stories he has heard throughout these trips. The discussion began when I asked him about his family members fighting in WWII and he told me that his father volunteered his draft. This means that his father did not wait for their draft number to be called and were then drafted early. Since this war arose during The Great Depression, early draft was very common to bring in income sooner. Being that the depression was problematic, families were forced to live on the modest means. Several young men actually left home, so they were less of a burden on their families. With this said, a decent amount of men joined the military before WWII started, because of this weight on the other members of their families.…

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