161. One difficult part of serving in the military is that soldiers often have to be away from their families, even during holidays. How do you think you would cope with being so far away from home? How would your family members express that they miss you?
162. Have you ever had any relatives who were involved with the military? What branch of the Armed Forces did they serve and did you ever see any pictures of them in their uniforms? What do you think the military was like for them?
163. Why do you think that it’s important for veterans of the military to have a special holiday devoted to them? What are some ways in which you can show your appreciation for their service?
164. The American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance are two very important symbols of Veterans Day and the United States. Why do you think they're so important? What do you think it means when we salute the flag and say the pledge?
165. During some of the major wars like World War II and the Korean War, some animations studios made cartoons to support the war effort. Imagine that you were making a cartoon to support the troops. What would it be about and why?
166. Not all veterans are people who have fought in wars. Some work behind the scenes to improve the safety of the country in other ways. What are some ways in which you can help your country without fighting? Why do you think your help is important?
167. Create a made-up story using the following words: veteran, service, peace, and homecoming.
168. You and your friends have been asked to write a new song about America to honor the troops for Veterans Day. What kind of song do you write? What is the song about? Do you think that the veterans will enjoy it? Why or why not?
169. In the past, only men were allowed to serve in the military. Do you think it's important that both men and women serve in the military today? Why or why not? What are some ways in which we can honor the women who have devoted their lives to service?
170. If you had to pick among serving in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, or Air Force, which would you pick and why?
Use the above prompts or article as inspiration to write a story or other short piece.