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2015 WWII Museum Middle and High School Essay Contest

ed-2015-essay-contest-iwo1-405x248Each year, The National WWII Museum sponsors two essay contests for middle and high school students. Student participants are asked to reflect on an annual theme related to the WWII experience and to connect this to an aspect of their own lives. This year’s essay prompt was inspired by a quote from Ira Haynes, one of the flag-raisers at Iwo Jima, and asks students, “How do you define a hero?”

Details on the 2015 contest, including contest rules and deadlines, are available on The National WWII Museum’s website. Winners will receive cash prizes and have their essays posted on the Museum’s website.