Commander Nina Petru of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3873 has announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition.”
Students in grades 6-8 in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars in U.S. Savings Bonds. Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to VFW District 19. District winners compete in the VFW state competition. The state winners compete for more than $91,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds.
Each year, more than 100,000 students participate in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300-400-word essay on a patriotic theme.
This year’s theme is “What I would tell America’s Founding Fathers.”
Student entries must be turned into the committee co-chairs by Nov. 1. Interested students and teachers should contact the local VFW Post 3873 co-chairpersons, Mike and Jan Barbour by phone at ( 630) 240-1645, (630) 247-9007 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
For more info, visit www.napervfw3873.org and click on “Youth Programs.”