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Veterans of Foreign Wars Youth Essay Program Patriot's Pen

September 11, 2017 - (Entry Form) - Each year the Patriot’s Pen program gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. For 2017 - 18 this theme is “America’s Gift to My Generation”. This past year more than 120,000 students participated nationwide with the national winner receiving $5,000. The competition is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students enrolled in public, private or parochial schools or equivalent if home-schooled. The essay must be 300-400 typewritten words and the student must write their own essay.

Competition begins at the VFW post level and are due by October 31, 2017. The post winner will receive $100 cash and advance to the district level with first place winning $300 cash, second $200 and third $100. The district winner advances to the state competition where last year’s winner received $2,000.

Teachers of these grades are encouraged and invited to use it as a class project. Any student can also enter directly to VFW Post 8904 here in Center. To download the entry form that has all the information please drop by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha Street or download from this link. 2017-18 Patriot's Pen Entry

Questions call post quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976.