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Veterans Day is a special day in the United States when we honor all the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.

Do you know someone who has served in the military? I know quite a few men and women who have, and I think you may as well.

Let’s show our appreciation of veterans this year by writing an acrostic poem. An acrostic poem is one in which the first letter of each line spells a word. In today’s prompt, you’ll be writing a poem that spells the word “veterans.” Check out the image below to see how this is done.

Celebrate Veterans Day this year by writing an acrostic poem to or about a veteran. Download and use this (free) handy worksheet for your students.

Now it’s your turn: Write an acrostic poem for the word “veterans.” To download a PDF of this worksheet, click here.

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For another Veterans Day writing prompt, click here.

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Worksheet copyright © 2015 by Sharon Watson
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