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Veterans Day Writing
Prompts #3

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.

181. 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 why?

182. 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?

183. 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?

184. 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?

185. 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 affect you?

186. 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?

187. 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 why not?

188. 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?

189. 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?

190. 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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