Essays on veterans earn scholarships

American Legion Riders sponsored an essay contest at Royster Middle School. Kaleigh Watts was the first place winner and received a $200 scholarship. Samantha McCaffree took second place and received $100 from the contest. Both girls are sixth graders. 

The United States of America is known around the world as “the land of the free.” Why  are we known as “The Land of the Free” and how has that title been earned by our nation’s veterans?

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