Voice of Democracy theme the 2016 - 2017 year is "My Responsibility to America"
Rules and due dates have not changed. I have made a copy of the entry form from National. Please use this form to distribute to schools and students. You may also log onto a link at http://mn.gov/vfw/youthsports2.html at the State level or http://www.vfw.org/Youth/ at the National level. I am not going to go over all the rules that go along with this program. It is very clear on the entry form. CD's are recommended, so chairs if a cassette tape is turned in I would recommend that you assist the student in changing to a CD if you believe you have a winner. One other important item is that the recording or the essay that will identify the student in any way. The CD can be labeled, the entry form is the students identification, and remember to have the student include a picture.
Patriot's Pen's theme for the 2016 — 2017 year is "The America i Believe In"
Again rules and due dates have not changed and are included in the entry form. You can learn more at http://mn.gov/vfw/vouthsports2.html or from National at http://www.vfw.org/Youth/ The entry form is the essay's cover sheet, in no way must the student be identified in their essay! Secure the entry form securely on top of the essay with a staple or other fasteners. Please include a picture of the winning students when forwarded to district.
NOW ... does anyone remember the due dates?
Entries due to local Post/Auxiliary November 1, 2016
Entries due to District by November 15, 2016
Entries due to Department December 6, 2016
Can anyone tell me, are these due dates the same for Voice of Democracy? Yes! You are correct!
I have also included a copy of the entry blank for VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship Application. These are due to National Headquarters by February 15, 2017. Remember only the spouse, daughter, and a son of a member are allowed to apply. Applicant must be 18 years or older. Qualifying member must have been a member of VFW Auxiliary for one year prior to application. The application is very clear and precise, all questions must be answered to be considered!