2011-12 VFW essay competitions announced

The Veterans of Foreign Wars have announced their 2011-12 essay competitions.

For 9th-12th graders, the Voice of Democracy program wants essays on the topic “Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?”.  6th-8th graders compete in the Patriots Pen program, with the topic “Are You Proud of Your Country?”.  More information and entry forms can be found on the national VFW website.  The two programs have a combined prize pool of $250,000 in scholarships and savings bonds for winning essays.

Completed essays should be returned to Chaska VFW Post 1791, which is located at 620 Creek Road.  The entry deadline is November 1.

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