Voice of Democracy: (Local high school students grades 9-12) 
2021-2022 Theme:  "America: Where do we go from here?”

VFW Post 3396 Winners 2020-2021
First Place : Charise Gleiser
Second Place: Zion Doucettperry
Third Place: Savannah Brooks

Patriot Pen: (Middle school students in grades 6-8 )
2021-2022 Theme:   "How can I be a good American?”

VFW Post 3396 Winners 2021-2021
First Place : Elizabeth Giles
Second Place: Shaliyah Walker
Third Place: Zack Giles




Teacher of the Year

Without our nation’s veterans, America wouldn't be the great nation it is today. Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America.

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects elementary, middle, and high school teachers to participate in the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher program. 

Please review the new rules and eligibility requirements and, click here for the 2021 nomination form to nominate a teacher you know.

Looking to share updated information and materials on VFW's Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen and Teacher Award programs? Share our National Scholarship Brochure with the students and educators in your community.