ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Children of military families in Minnesota are being invited to enter Sen. Al Franken’s second annual poetry contest.
The theme is “My Experience as a Military Child.”READ MORE: Red Flag Warning In Effect In Parts Of Northern Minnesota
The contest is open to children in three age categories: kindergarten to sixth grade; seventh to ninth grades, and 10th to 12th grades. Children whose parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, or uncles are either active military or military veterans are eligible.
The winners will be invited to attend a reception at the Democratic senator’s St. Paul office. The winning poems will be framed and displayed in Franken’s St. Paul or Washington, D.C., offices.READ MORE: Minneapolis Fire Department Unsure What Caused 'Monster Campfire' Near Stone Arch Bridge
Franken says he wants to use the contest to recognize children of military members because they’re also making a sacrifice.
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