Patriot's Pen Essay
Veteran's Day is right around the corner!
Do you love your country? Are you proud to be an American? Well, then you are a patriotic person!
Think about the different groups that you are proud to be a part of. You might be proud to be a student at your school. You might be proud to be on a team. You might be proud to be a member of your family. Are you also proud to be a citizen of the United States? If so, this is a display of patriotism. Loving and appreciating your country is a very patriotic attitude.
Not only is patriotism about feeling pride in your country, it is about taking that pride a step further and putting it into action. A patriotic person sees their status as an American citizen as a great honor, but that honor comes with responsibility. Therefore, patriotic people think about how their choices will reflect on their country. Patriotic people make choices that will make their country look good.
Patriot’s Pen is a nationwide essay competition that is sponsored by the Veteran’s of War Association. This essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. This year’s (2019-2020) theme which is annually chosen by the Commander-in-Chief himself is “What Makes America Great?”
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2019-2020 Patriot's Pen Essay Form