Military Children Poetry Showcase 2021

Welcome to the Virginia War Memorial’s first annual Military Children Poetry Showcase. Virginia students (K-12) whose parent or parents are serving or have served in the military were invited to respond to the prompt “What I love about being a military child.” Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis through the end of April 2021, the Month of the Military Child.

Add your submission here

Click on each student’s name to read the submission:

Olivia K., 2nd Grade, Fairfax County

Justin G., 4th Grade, Fairfax County

Aidan F., 6th Grade, Norfolk

Alexis H., 6th Grade, Chesapeake

Keaton G., 6th Grade, Stafford County

Jillian S., 8th Grade, Stafford County

Julian M., 8th Grade, Stafford County

Aaralyn G., 8th Grade, Chesapeake

Bailey W., 9th Grade, Fairfax County


The Virginia War Memorial is proud to offer our poetry showcase as part of a suite of creative programs for students throughout the year, including the Armed Forces Day Art Contest and the Veterans Day Essay Contest.

CLICK HERE to view artwork from our 2020 Armed Forces Day Art Contest.

CLICK HERE to read the winning essays from the 2020 Veterans Day Essay Contest.


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