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 $100.00 cash and advance to the district level
with first place winning $300.00 cash, second $200.00 and third $100.00.
The district winner advances to the state competition where last year's
winner received $2,000.
For more information contact VFW Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 936-598-2976.