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Cash prizes offered in VFW patriotic essay contest

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Issue 36, Volume 17.
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FALLBROOK - Fallbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924 announces it is now taking entries for its annual essay contests.

The Voice of Democracy (VOD) essay contest is open to students in grades 9 to 12 who are enrolled in a local school. This yearís theme is, "Why Iím Optimistic About our Nationís Future." VOD awards begin at the local level with first place prize of $500, second place of $300, and third place of $200.

The Patriotís Pen essay contest is open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8. This yearís theme is "What Patriotism Means to me." Patriotís Pen awards include $300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third.

For entry forms, rules, and additional information, visit

Essay entry deadline is November 1 and should be submitted to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924, 1175 Old Stage Road, Fallbrook.

After the local contest, prizes are then offered at district, state, and national levels.

For additional information, call the VFW at (760) 728-8784 or email Shara French at or call (760) 586-5065.



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