Each year, nearly 68,800 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000!
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and submit applications that must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31 to the Merrimack post. Download and complete the 2022-2023 entry form here.
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There is always a hot meal on Thursday evening provided by Auxiliary President Frank Clayton. Thank you Frank! - The meal is inexpensive and the cost is only to cover the cost of the food. If you cannot afford it just let us know.
Thank you to all who took part in the Memorial Day parade and services!
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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.