The annual contest, supported by area schools and conducted by the Kiwanis Memories of Service and Sacrifice Committee, revolves around a theme chosen by the committee focusing on a different aspect of the veteran experience each year.
This year’s theme was, “What support from the home front meant to the veteran.” Students are allowed to choose any veteran they wish to write about, whether a family member or friend, a teacher or someone outside their circle.
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It was a stroke of fortune for the Clarksville Downtown Kiwanis, with their regular Tuesday meeting coinciding with their celebration of the student winners of the yearly “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest on Veterans Day.
At a full Laida Hall at First Baptist Church, 13 winners in various categories read their essays aloud before an audience that included parents, teachers, and in many cases, the veterans the students interviewed for their project.The essays are begun early in the school year and judged in time for presentation on or near Veterans Day.Learning experience This year’s entries were heavy with the Vietnam and Global War On Terror experiences, and both the students and the audience at First Baptist learned how different the theme of home front support was perceived by veterans of those two generations.OR 2) Use your research about WWI and write a brief “newspaper editorial” honoring veterans of WWI.We’re your one-stop shop for all things flag-related.The winners will be asked to read from his/her winning essay during the Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony. The essay contest itself will focus on the bravery of and sacrifices made by U. veterans from WWI to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.To complete this essay, students may interview a family member or a close family friend who is a veteran and/or do online research ( is an excellent resource) to answer the following question: Question: As we approach the 100th anniversary of World War I, we remember the services of our friends and family members from the “Great War” (WWI) through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.From flag etiquette and history to a large stock of "Old Glory" itself available at the VFW Store.Look no further for all things red, white and blue! The poster contest is open to students in grades 1–4, and the essay contest is open to students in grades 5–8. is to teach elementary students about the role of community in WWII through interdisciplinary curriculum designed to connect the past and the present.We would start it now, and them we plan on having a school assembly honoring our Veterans just before Veterans Day." Facebook members for their advice.Their response is listed below, and I think it provides excellent insight and direction for this teacher and others.