Sixty Memorial Junior High School students were invited to attend a special lunch ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, in recognition of their participation in the Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay contest. A national youth essay competition sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Patriot’s Pen is open to students in grades 6-8 and provides an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their writing skills in response to an annual patriotic theme. For this year’s competition, participating students wrote an essay centered around the theme of “My Pledge to Our Veterans” in a written essay. Representatives from VFW Post #7536 in Lyndhurst attended the ceremony in the Media Center and recognized ten students for their essay submissions, including four who received a check for their impressive writing. Congratulations to all participating students for their contributions to the Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Contest!