Snoqualmie Valley children's writing contest explores importance of Memorial Day

Young writers who can put the significance of Memorial Day into words can win prizes in the Snoqualmie Valley American Legion Auxiliary's Memorial Day Writing Contest.

Students in grades four through eight are asked to write an essay or poem on the theme of "We celebrate Memorial Day because…”

No entry fee is required.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded to winners in two categories: fourth and fifth grade; and sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

First prize is a $100 savings bond and invitation to tour Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. Second prize is a $50 savings bond and third prize is a cheeseburger and fries at Twede's Cafe.

All contest entries will be entered in a drawing for a Nintendo Wii console with Wii Sports.

All winners receive a certificate and are invited, as guests of honor, to the Memorial Day Lunch at the American Legion Post #79. Excerpts from winning entries will be published in the Valley Record.

Entries can be sent to: Attn. Memorial Day Writing Contest, American Legion Post #79, P.O. Box 359, Snoqualmie, WA 98065.

To be eligible for judging, entries must be postmarked no later than midnight on Monday, May 17.

See complete rules below.

Memorial Day Contest Rules

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