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Writers' Block
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Writer's Block
Story Image Read this story about a Memorial Day festival.

A Meaningful Memorial Day

When we walked into history class one Monday in the middle of May, Mr. Murphy had written on the chalkboard, "What is Memorial Day?" "It's the first day of summer," Jessica called out. "It's a day to honor those who fought and died for this country," Manual shouted. "Right," said Mr. Murphy. "Now how can our class really honor those who died while serving our country -- any ideas?" I raised my hand and then put it down quickly. I had an idea. A really good one. But I was afraid to share it with the class. So I…

Age 11
Bethesda, MD

decided to whisper my idea to Jessica, who was sitting right next to me. She wasn't afraid to do anything. So I started leaning over to tell her when ...

Age 10

I could feel that someone was staring at me, and it had to be Mr. Murphy of all people. So I turned around and there he was, with his glaring eyes like red fire and I knew that he wasn't going to let me off that easily so I was prepared for the worst. He said

Age 12
Bellevue, WA

"Stop whispering to Jessica! If you have something to say, you must share it with the entire class." My face got really red, and I said, "I'm sorry. I was just going to tell her my idea for Memorial Day. I think that we should have all of the kids in school hold a Memorial Day festival. We could have games and food, and invite all of the war veterans who live around here." Then Mr. Murphy said

Age 8
Wichita, KS

"That is a fantastic idea," said Mr. Murphy. "We'll start the festival on Friday. Who wants to help?" Everybody's hands shot up. Well, time passed and then on Friday, which was a fine, cool day, I came to school and everybody was partying! I joined in. From that day on everybody had a "memory" of that day. The End.

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