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(CNN Student News) -- November 11, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How could you use different forms of media to create a project that acknowledges the service of local veterans?

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Ft. Hood Memorial

Why was a memorial service held at Fort Hood yesterday? What were some of the unique aspects of this service?

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How are people around the U.S. providing support to the Fort Hood community?

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What do you think might be the short-term and long-term needs of the victims of the Fort Hood attack and of the overall Fort Hood community?

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Veterans Day

What is Veterans Day? When was it established?

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What do you think might drive someone to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces?

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How do you mark Veterans Day? In your opinion, what are some ways that a nation and its citizens might pay tribute to those who have served in its military?

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Wounded Warriors

What challenges do you think that wounded veterans might face when they return home?

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What is the Wounded Warriors program? What impact do you think that this program has on the veterans that participate in it?

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What do you think might be some other ways that governments, companies and individuals can support returning veterans?

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Tributes Find a Home

Describe the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. What are some ways in which visitors interact with the memorial?

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Why do you think that some people would want to leave behind mementos at the Vietnam Memorial?

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What were your impressions of some of the artifacts in the memorial's collection? What do you think might be the meaning behind these items?

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If you were to design a memorial for veterans serving in America's modern conflicts, what elements would you include and why?

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