The September 11th attack
Deadline is today for young readers' 'America' essays
Today is the last chance for young readers to mail their essays on "What America means to me" to The Advertiser.
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and subsequent developments have frightened and angered many people. But they also have drawn Americans together and stoked the fires of patriotism in a rare way. And they have compelled people to think more carefully about the pros and cons of living in this country.
That's why The Advertiser's 'Ohana section wants to give some of America's youngest people a chance to publicly voice their feelings about the country in which they live.
We've invited young people through age 18 to write to the 'Ohana section on the theme, "What America means to me."
Essays as well as poems are welcome. The 'Ohana section will print excerpts from as many letters as possible in an upcoming issue.
Write: What America Means to Me, 'Ohana Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802, or fax 535-8170. Writers can send e-mail to email@example.com if they're 13 or older.
All mailed letters must be postmarked by today.