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America - Land of Opportunity

Not Excuses


For decades the United States of America has been recognized throughout the world as the "Land of Opportunity", making the goal of reaching its friendly shores the dream of millions of immigrants searching for a better life.   But just what does the title:

"Land of Opportunity"

really mean?   The focus of this very special room is dedicated to answering this question, and the answer may surprise you.

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Usually the term "Land of Opportunity" causes us to reflect on the thousands of foreigners who have struggled to reach our shores in order to establish a better life for themselves and their families.  But to limit the definition of this title to immigrants is to miss its true meaning, for the United States of America is the "Land of Opportunity" for every man and woman within its borders...adopted or native.  What this title really means is:

"There is NO EXCUSE for not achieving your dreams!"

The freedoms and opportunities offered to the people of the United States mean that whatever you can dare to dream and are willing to sacrifice to achieve, you can do.  There will always be set-backs and failures, nay-sayers and sceptics...but the destiny of every United States citizen lies in their own willingness to dream and work to achieve those dreams.

The truth of this fact is quickly evident in the Land of Opportunity room.  Here you will meet the unlikliest of heroes...men and women, boys and girls who faced challenges and obstacles that seemed insurmountable, yet went on to achieve beyond imagination.   From those facing debilitating physical handicaps to those burdened by social injustices, each of them chose to concentrate on dreams for success rather than use their limitations as an excuse for failure.  It is our hope that every American will find in one of these men and women, the problems they themselves could possibly use as an excuse to give up on their dreams; and that the stories of these heroes JUST LIKE YOU will inspire you to rise above your problems and circumstances to LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM.

At long last, we begin to open these exhibits with a very special presentation titled, "WHAT DOES A HERO LOOK LIKE".  As we build, you will meet many people, people just like you, that we hope will help you understand the many opportunities that lie before you.  Click on the button below to enjoy this brand new feature.

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You can click on the buttons below to enter these rooms for a "sneak preview".

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American History Rooms

Women Heroes Of American History

Heroes of the Last Frontier

America-Land of Opportunity

 

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What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
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OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.

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Home Page

Hall Of Heroes

MOH Community 

NEWS

Kidz Page

FEATURE STORIES
  Profiles In Courage | Wings of ValorThe Brotherhood of Soldiers At War | Go For Broke
 Pearl Harbor  | A Splendid Little War | Shinmiyangyo-Korea 1871 | Quick Links to MOH Stories

RECIPIENT WEB SITES
Barney Barnum  |  Jack Lucas  |  Mitch Paige  |  Wesley Fox  |  Sammy Davis
Roger Donlon
Peter Lemon  |  Drew Dix  |  Mike Novosel

Medal Of Honor Calendar  |  Books By MOH RecipientsSteve Ryan MOH Posters

What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
bn_search.jpg (3967 bytes)
OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.