Veterans Day Writing contest

The Question: Why is Veterans Day important ? How can we or you personally show gratitude to all those who have served their country. Download your writing template here and rubric.

Tell why you think Veterans day is important. Be specific. Make sure you site facts, and clearly give you opinion.  Make sure your writing has a beginning, middle and an end. All paragraphs should have a main idea and supporting sentences.  Good luck this is a contest and an assignment. You must produce a written piece, and it will be entered here in a writing contest.  Review the rubric to make edit your writing.

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48 responses

  1. hi school it shaquell cooper i do not like veteran day i do not know y i just do like it

    November 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm

  2. Why is Veterans day so important? Soldiers always fight for there country. They fight to save us and other people. They fight to save other countries. Some soldiers die in battle, some do not but some get injured. They are stabbed or shot. These people are willing to die for all of us. That is why Veterans day is important.
    #1

    November 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

  3. Why is Veterans Day is important? Well it is important! Veterans day is important for many reasons. These men fight for our country and the world. They have to leave their families to do this. Many soldiers die for their country. Did you know this?
    My uncle is a soldier and he was in the war.When he was in the war I was crying everyday for him. He told me a story about how a bomb came to him. Bad people had thrown a bomb at his tank. I thank god he did not die. Now I know how soldier’s families feel.

    It must be very scary to be in a battle. I bet they pray to god that they will be able to do their job, save the world and be safe themselves.
    Veterans day is important just think of this while you sit home having fun these soldiers are being shot at, and fighting for you. Fighting is very dangerous and not fun for the soldiers.
    I love Veterans day because we get to say thank you. I get to see my uncle and sometimes we make a party for him when he comes home. We cook is favorite foods. He tells stories about his life in war. Some of the stories are funny some but some are very sad. I know from these stories that soldiers are scared but they have to be brave.
    This job of being a soldier is very hard. I imagine many of them cry every night, sad because they are separated from their families and afraid they are going to die.
    Anyone who is willing to give so much of their life to protect us should be honored and remembered.

    #2

    November 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

  4. It is important because 1. They fight for us these soldiers. They love us. They leave their families to go and protect us. They love their country.
    #3

    November 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

  5. Why is veterans day so important?
    Well soldiers defend our country. Soldiers keep us free and protect us. Soldiers are important to us
    We are a free country. Without the protection of our soldier we would not be free. Soldier give up their comfort and are even willing to die for all of us. The least we can do is honor them from the bottom of our hearts.
    #4

    November 16, 2010 at 11:47 am

  6. Why is Veterans day important?

    Many soldiers die from fighting in wars. Soldiers are wounded and die because they love our country. Soldiers have to be brave and lonely. They have to leave their family to join the army. They do so much for us. by #5

    November 16, 2010 at 11:49 am

  7. Why is Veterans day so important. Well these men and women are fighting so you can live and for our freedom. They even die for us and that is they best reason to honor them. This is why Veterans Day is so important
    #6

    November 16, 2010 at 11:51 am

  8. I think this day is a very serious day . It is important to keep our country safe. The way we do this if the army keeps us all safe. This is why Veterans Day is important.
    #7

    November 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

  9. Why is Veterans day so important? I believe everyone should salute our soldiers. These soldiers die for us. They fight for us. They live the pledge. They live the pledge by being brave and fight for our country. They love this country. They fight and even die because they love this country so much. I bet they are frightened when they go to battle. They pray that they will be safe and live through the day. It is a hard job to be a soldier.
    I believe everyone should love our soldiers, everyone should honor them, not only on Veterans Day, but everyday.
    #8

    November 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

  10. Why is Veterans day so important? We fight to be safe, for love. Soldiers are brave and fight for glory. The truth is soldiers die bloody deaths. It is terrible. We should honor them. They are very important.
    #9

    November 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

  11. Well being a soldier is hard. They see people die right in front of their eyes. A soldiers family suffer. They die and are hurt and the family cries. Even when they come back from war they are changed.Many veterans end up homeless, because war has hurt them, some lost their memory and don’t even know their own name. They can’t sleep and can’t get a job. The same people who were willing to die for us. It is sad. This is why Veterans Day is important.
    #10

    November 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm

  12. I think Veterans day is important because thousands of solders die in the war. Soldiers save many people and die for this. Their families cry for them. We should remember these heroes.
    #11

    November 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

  13. I think Veterans day is important because lots of soldiers have died in our recent wars that we have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. These soldiers who died have families. This is very sad and that is why this is so important.
    After the war some soldiers have problems from the fighting. Some soldiers cannot keep a job and end up homeless after they leave the army. The same people who risked their live have no home to go to. They become homeless. This is terrible and why it so important to remember veterans.
    #12

    November 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  14. I think Veterans Day is important because the country should remember the people who fought for our freedom. The people who lost their lives for us.
    Many Veterans end up on drugs and have mental issues due to fighting the war. Some do not have medical coverage. It is as if they have been abandoned, used by America and then forgotten. Some veterans even lose parts of their bodies.

    Ms. Broderick showed us a 60 Minutes clip about our homeless vets. It saddens me to see the people who fought for our country are going through the pain they are going through. Some are old and some are young. They had a program that offered help and shelter to some of the veterans who were drug addicts.
    I felt bad for one guy in the 60 Minutes story who was not a drug addict. He could not get help from that particular programs because it was only for addicts. He served in the Iraq war, seemed normal but did not have drug problems. He was not accepted into the program. He told the people he was willing to say he was a drug addict just to get a place to stay. Very sad.
    I thank all the Veterans for doing an amazing job. I think the United states of American should provide what ever our Veterans need after they leave the war forever.
    #13

    November 16, 2010 at 12:27 pm

  15. I think Veterans day is important now because so many soldier fought for our country. Almost 6000 soldiers died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Some of these soldier who die in wars are never found. The Veterans day is national ceremony is held each year in Washington d.c. They honor all the Veterans at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington Cemetery.
    Veterans day is so important for so many reasons. Veterans have done all these things, for the all the people of our country. We could at least honor them in return.
    #14

    November 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

  16. me

    Why is Veterans Day important?
    I think veterans day should be a important day because of all the solders that sacrificed their lives. Some of the soldiers that come home have disabilities. Like they cannot walk, talk, or see or hear. These are men who have done very important things for our country. We should not forget them. But sometimes we do. Many veterans particularly disabled veterans end up homeless. This is so sad. just like the unknown soldier. The unknown soldiers is a grave where a soldier is buried. No one knows who he was. He represents all the soldiers missing in action. Many soldiers die in wars the deadliest war was World War II.
    As the type of person that I am I would like to be in the army or the Marines. I inspired by our soldiers. I am inspired by what they give this makes me want to be a soldier. We should take care of our veterans and remember them.
    #15

    November 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

  17. me

    Why is veterans day important?
    Veterans Day is important because soldiers died for us a long time ago. Some soldiers are homeless, and some soldiers save us. Veterans day is a good day. We thank our veterans.
    #16

    November 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm

  18. me

    Veterans day is important because it was the day when the soldiers fought America. They fought forAmerica so we can have freedom. When Worldwar 2 was going on a lot of people died some people was put in a grave yard. But some of the soldier bodies they could not identiy They called them unknown . Because they did not known who they was . People who fight in the war these days get redeployed this is when they sign up for 2 year and then have to stay longer. Sometimes it is too much for them and they get mental problems.
    I am thankful for all the help and sacrifices that veterans make. I am proud of them and I won’t forget them.
    #17

    November 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

  19. me

    Veterans day is important because it was the day when the soldiers fought America. They fought forAmerica so we can have freedom. When Worldwar 2 was going on a lot of people died some people was put in a grave yard. But some of the soldier bodies they could not identiy They called them unknown . Because they did not known who they was . People who fight in the war these days get redeployed this is when they sign up for 2 year and then have to stay longer. Sometimes it is too much for them and they get mental problems.
    I am thankful for all the help and sacrifices that veterans make. I am proud of them and I won’t forget them.
    #17

    November 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

  20. me

    Soldiers saved us and our country and lots of them died but very little survived Some had a lot of injuries. Now can’t work anymore because they come home with mental problems. They could of chosen not to help us but they did.
    We should do something for them now. Lots of them have been blown to bits and that’s bad because there families are at home waiting for them. Usauly they say to them that we don’t have enough army men so they have to stay for a few more years. When they get home they have problems, they have to live on the street because they lose there homes. That’s not fair for them because they have been serving in the army. Many of the army men that left the army are homeless. There are 250,000 homeless vets. So we should remember those brave-brave army men/women. We should respect our army men and women for what they`ve done.
    #18

    November 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm

  21. me

    Veterans day is important because it was a day when people from America saved us, from being killed. Also
    It was a day when people died for this country. Also this is a free country.
    We will not be a free country with out soldiers. I appreciate the veterans who served this country. So I honor these veterans to this day on. I also will never forget this day. These veterans risk their lives in the war. Some of them are broke, homeless. Some of them even have disabilities like they can’t hear, can’t talk or walk. Even these veterans are coming home with mental problems. The soldiers did so much for us we should do something for them. This is why Veterans Day is important.
    #19

    November 16, 2010 at 2:10 pm

  22. I think Veterans Day is because many soldiers have fought for our country. Thousand of people have died in wars. Soldiers come back from war with wounds. A soldiers family must be ready to lose them to war.
    These are all reasons we should remember these heroes. Veterans are important to our country and to many people. We should remember to honor them.#20

    November 18, 2010 at 8:39 am

  23. Veterans day is a day we should all be happy. It is an important day. It is a day we should think about the soldiers. Right now soldiers are fighting. Thousands of people die in wars. We should remember these heroes. We should not forget how important they are to America.
    #21

    November 18, 2010 at 8:45 am

  24. Veterans day is important because people that serve in the military sometimes die, and their families honor them and suffer. Our soldiers see their friends die right in front of them. The families cry and everything because they died. Our soldiers risk their lives.

    Some soldiers come back from war with problems. Some have lost their memory, some cannot walk, some do not even remember their own names. These men cannot survive on their own and become homeless. We should not forget our soldiers.
    #22

    November 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

  25. Why is Veterans day important because soldiers sacrificed their lives for the people of this country. They are not able to see their family for a long time. This is their job.
    After service some soldiers are forgotten, they get left behind. The military does not want them anymore.
    So many soldiers end up homeless, 250,000 in our country. They come back from war with mental problems from what they have seen. Some have disabilities. They are left to live on the street. They are poor, and people treat them with no respect. They don’t even have clean clothes. They are left behind. I think we should have more respect for our soldiers. We should get housing for the homeless and celebrate Veterans day for the people who fought and suffered in the war.
    @23

    November 18, 2010 at 9:06 am

  26. It is important for many reasons. It is important for what they did for us. They have fought in wars for us. Some of them died. We learned about what happens to some Veterans in class. Some become homeless. This is so sad. That is why we should thank them for what they did. And I personally think they did a lot. They should be proud and we should be proud of them.
    #24

    November 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

  27. Today is Veterans day. They celebrate in New York City with a parade. They are heroes. We should honor them for all they have sacrificed. We should honor them for all we do for our country. Veterans day is a very important day for all of us. I thank the Veterans
    #25

    November 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

  28. This is why I think Veterans day is so important. Soldiers have risked their lives for us. They have risked their lives to build our country. Some of our veterans end up homeless on the street, treated like bums. This is wrong they should have a good life after all they have done for our country. After fighting in wars they end up homeless!
    Why? The reason I think is we are too lazy to do anything about this. These people who have helped our country to build a strong military to defend the United states. People who risk their lives for our country, and we forget about them?
    We should remember veterans and their sacrifice everyday not just on November 11th. This is my original reason for why Veterans day is important.
    #26

    November 18, 2010 at 9:31 am

  29. Why is Veterans Day important? Because the people who fought in wars and died should be honored. Our president celebrates this holiday. They have fought in battles in war. Many die and are buried. Some lose their hands or legs or arms fighting in battles. This is an important holiday and we should honor them.
    #27

    November 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

  30. me

    I think that it is good that we celebrate this holiday for the soldiers who have fought for our country. We should never forget them. These men and women left their families to fight for freedom. We as a country are very grateful.
    #28

    November 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

  31. me

    I think that Veterans Day is very important because it is a holiday to remember the men and women who have fought for our country. These young people helped this country to be free. They left their families at very young ages to help us. I think we should all be very grateful.
    #29

    November 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

  32. me

    Veterans Day is important because it is a good way to honor the
    Soldiers. They defended us and some of them died for us. They show a lot of love and courage for our country. I think they are all heroes. I hope that the war will end and the soldiers can come home.
    #30

    November 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

  33. me

    I think that Veterans Day is Important because they fought for us. They put their lives on line for what they believed in. They cared for this country so much that they left their families behind. Some made it back and a large amount did not. We should never forget about them.
    31

    November 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

  34. me

    Why is Veterans Day Important.
    Because they gave their lives for us and they saved us. They fight for our country and for us. They are protecting us because of what happened on 9/11. I am proud and thankful for the soldiers who fight for us. I would like to join the army and fight with them.
    #32

    November 18, 2010 at 10:36 am

  35. me

    Veterans Day is important because they serve our country. With out them there would be no freedom and this holiday would be nothing. The soldiers lives are really hard they make lots of sacrifices. I think this country should never forget them. Me as a young boy am very proud to honor them.
    #33

    November 18, 2010 at 10:37 am

  36. me

    Why is Veterans Day Important
    I think this day is very important because the United States soldiers fought for our country for a long time. We tell them to do a good job and encourage them to stay safe. We would like to thank them for saving us. Many soldiers that die for the U.S.A and we care about them. I hope the war ends soon and that no more soldiers die.
    #34

    November 18, 2010 at 10:40 am

  37. me

    Why Veterans Day Is Important.
    Veterans Day is important because they saved our cities, U.S.A. and our country. They are fighting for our rights. They are fighting for their lives and my life and your life. The army helps almost everybody in the country. I am very thankful to the army for helping the country, U.S, and the cities. That’s why I would like to join the Army. That is why we should honor veterans.
    #36

    November 18, 2010 at 10:44 am

  38. me

    WHY IS VETERANS DAY IMPORTANT?
    Veteran’s Day is important because many soldiers died for their country. We still have troops fighting for freedom. These brave men and women sacrifice their lives by leaving their children and wives behind. I hope this day touches everyone around the world to realize that they should never be forgotten.
    #37

    November 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

  39. me

    Why is veterans day important?
    I think veterans day is important because they fight for our country.
    I bet they are fighting against Iraq right now. We live in a lucky country
    With brave troops . They put their life on the line for our country.
    Veterans day is cool.
    #38

    November 18, 2010 at 10:50 am

  40. me

    WHY IS VETERANS DAY IMPORTANT ?
    YESTERDAY I WENT TO MY COUSINS HOUSE AND HER COUSIN CAME FROM THE AMY AND HIS NAME WAS SQUILE AND WE ASKED HIM ABOUT AFGHANISTAN AND HE TOLD ME THAT IT WAS LIKE A NORMALE COUTRY AND I SAID WAS YOU AFRAID AND HE TOLD ME YEAH AND I SAID COOL ALRIGHT.SOLDIERS DIE,THEIR FORGOTTEN,THEIR BRAVE, THEY RISK LIVES,THEY PROTECT US,THEIR FEARFUL, SAD FAMILYS,THEIR LOYALTY, THEIR COURAGE,NOT PAID WELL,THEIR BURYED,FAMILYS SUFFER, WERE ABLE TO VOTE, THEY HELP MAKE A BETTER PLACE, THEY MAKE THIS WORLD A FREE WORLD,THEY ASK FOR NOTHING IN RETURN,THEIR HOMELESS, THEIR HURT FEARFUL HOLIDAY.
    39

    November 18, 2010 at 11:54 am

  41. me

    I think that Veterans Day is Important because they fought for us. They put their lives on line for what they believed in. They cared for this country so much that they left their families behind. Some made it back and a large amount did not. We should never forget about them.
    # 40

    November 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

  42. me

    Veterans day is important because it is when people say thank you for fighting for our country and risking your lives and we appreciate all of the soldiers for fighting in war.
    I also would like to say that the as democracy we should give the people who fought for our country a place to stay when they leave the army. Because now there is a lot of homeless people on the street some of them are veterans. NO Veteran should ever be homeless.
    We need our soldiers . IF there were no soldiers people from Afghanistan would be coming and shooting people and taking money from people. We do not do enough for our soldiers. We need to honor them.
    41

    November 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm

  43. me

    Why is veterans day important?
    The soldiers save our county and many Soldiers die in the war. They are trying to save other people lives.
    They are brave, but forgotten.
    they do not get paid a enough.
    Some of our soldiers become homeless when they come home from the military.
    I think that is wrong.
    They do not get treated with enough respect.
    I would like to see people take Veterans day more seriously.
    #42

    November 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm

  44. me

    Veterans do not get paid a lot in the army. So when people come out and they do not have a home and it is not so cool for them They get to sleep in the rain some people what to go back in but they can’t. I feel sorry. I would like to help them.
    43

    November 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

  45. me

    Why is Veterans Day important?
    I like living in America in America
    I’m safe and I get the stuff I want and I have freedom. This would not happen without soldiers. They fight for our country so that we can be free.
    People should remember veterans and all they do for us.
    #44

    November 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm

  46. Soldiers sacrifice their lives for us. They are willing to die and get blown to bits to protect our country. They work very hard for this country. We watched a film in class about some veterans who are now homeless. It was so sad. They were living on the street and they had a lot more potential than this. We need to help these men and woman. They fought for us and risked their lives. We should do more to honor them.
    45

    November 18, 2010 at 7:44 pm

  47. Ms. Danielle

    Wow, all of these writing pieces not only show what you have learned about Veterans’ Day, but they also show that you understand and actually FELT the human emotions that our soldiers have endured. Your writing pieces have strong voice and I am proud of the empathy that many of you have described in your writing. Keep on writing!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm

  48. hi school and mrs. Broderick i want to thank her and mrs. caputo and mr.green

    by shaquell:]

    November 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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