Writers’ Den: Veterans Day

On November 11, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The following article was written by several of the members of “Pays to Write,” an afterschool club at the West Somerville Neighborhood School. The students are hoping to establish a school-wide student newspaper.

Veterans Day

By Maria, Makaila, Bianca, Bella and Andon


United States, November 4, 2015. Next Wednesday, November 11, is Veterans Day. What does it mean besides a day off from school?

We celebrate Veterans Day to honor the people who were in the armed forces. The five branches are the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

Bianca’s grandpa was a veteran of the Navy. He liked to fly planes. I don’t know but I’ve been told, Navy wings are made of gold. Bella’s uncle served in the Air Force. He died in an air crash while in the service. The men on her grandpa’s side of the family served in the military.

Bella’s neighbor, her friend’s dad, is now in the United States Army. He’s away from home a lot.

Makaila reports that she has two aunts, an uncle, a grandpa, a great aunt and a great uncle who served in the armed forces—all five branches!

Maria has a great idea. “On Veteran’s Day, make a poster with your family about the veterans in your family.”

Bianca suggests that you can make a cake for Veterans Day. She and her mom have done this on patriotic holidays. Bake any flavor cake you want. Frost it with white icing and top it with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Arrange the berries in an American flag pattern.


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