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.
What are some creative ways you can show support for a military serviceman?
Which do you think he or she would like the best and why?
Create a conversation between two members of the Armed Forces who are stationed
overseas during Veterans Day. What might they have to discuss and why?
Imagine that you are planning a party for a member of your family returning
from military service. Who would you invite and what activities would you have
available at the party?
The USO is an organization that boosts the morale of troops in part by sending
entertainers all over the world to improve their spirits. If you were in the
military, what entertainment would you want to see to keep your mood positive
Imagine that you and your family have gone to one of the major monuments that
honor military troops. Describe what it might look like and the different kinds
of people you might see there. How do you think such a sight would make you
Many soldiers are courageous in defending the nation and its people. What do
you think it means to be courageous? Describe a time that you were courageous.
What was it that made you display such courage?
In the past in the United States, people could be drafted into the military
even if they didn't want to go. Do you think it's better that only volunteers
go to the military now or do you think many people should be forced to serve?
Imagine that you and your family have gone to volunteer at a veterans hospital.
What would you do to help out the veterans at the facility? How might they
express their appreciation for your help?
What do you think it means to serve your country? Other than military
servicemen and women, who are some people who you think serve the country? Why?
What benefits do you think military servicemen should get when they return from
active duty? Why do you think they deserve those benefits?
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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.