Here are 10 Veterans Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
Hearing rousing speeches to honor the military is a frequent occurrence on
Vet-Day. What do you think are some of the important elements of a
Vet-Day speech? Who would be a good candidate to make such a speech and
It is a Vet-Day tradition to assemble care packages to send to military
troops serving overseas. What do you think you would want to be sent to you in
such a care package and why?
Veterans Day is known for amazing air shows in which military and civilian
pilots show off their flying skills to the "oohs" and
"ahhs" of the crowd. What do you think would be most difficult about
being a pilot and why? Would you ever want to be a pilot? Why or why not?
In 2011, a new Vet-Day tradition came about in which a college basketball
game was played on an aircraft carrier. What do you think it'd be like to play
sports on the deck of a giant airbase in the middle of the ocean? What might be
difficult about it and why?
One possibility for an activity on Veterans Day is visiting and listening to
the story of an actual veteran. Imagine what it'd be like to hear his or her
story. What might you learn about military service? How would such a tale
Two minutes of silence are frequently observed on Vet-Day to honor fallen
troops. Do you think complete quiet is a proper way to show respect to military
troops? Why or why not? If not, what alternatives might there be?
Veterans receive free food from many restaurants during the holiday, but what
if you could cook for an entire household of veterans? What would you make for
these honorable troops and why? Do you think they'd enjoy the occasion? Why or
Wreaths are laid at the many different military memorials throughout the
country on Veterans Day. Do you think memorials will change in the future as
the world becomes more digital? Why or why not?
Some people take the time during Vet-Day to watch a movie about veterans
to commemorate the holiday. Who would you most likely watch such a movie with
in your household? What do you think you might learn from the film and why?
While military leaders have shown bravery during their service, they can have
difficulty finding a job upon returning home. Do you think a veteran would make
a good employee? Why or why not?
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.