Deadline Oct. 21 for 3rd Annual Veterans Day Essay Contest
10/4/2018, 6 a.m.
The Virginia War Memorial is holding its 3rd Annual Veterans Day Essay Contest for Virginia high school and middle school students.
With the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, this year’s contest theme is “Impact,” the impact of World War I on Virginia’s soldiers, families, communities or culture.
The high school and middle school winners each will receive a $250 prize, with each student’s teacher receiving $100 for use in his or her classroom. Essay winners also will be invited to read his or her essay at the state Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 in Richmond.
Essays should be between 500 to 750 words and must be received by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 21.
The Virginia War Memorial, located at 621 S. Belvidere St., is a division of the state Department of Veterans Services.
Contest details and rules: www.vawarmemorial.org/essay contest or (804) 786-2060.