Each year the National World War II Museum sponsors two essay contests for middle and high school students. Student participants are asked to reflect on an annual theme related to the WWII experience and to connect this to an aspect of their own lives.

In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, this year’s essay prompt asks students to think about a time in their lives when they had to make important plans for success in spite of uncertainty, much like Eisenhower and the Allied Forces did for the Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.  Students must address the question “How did you plan to achieve success in the face of the unknown?”

The deadlines for both contests are March 28.

To explore available resources related to this subject, go to http://ww2online.org.