2023-2024 YOUTH ESSAY THEMES: VOD (For Students in Grades 9th-12th) "What Are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?" PATRIOT'S PEN (For Students in Grades 6th-8th) "How Are You Inspired by America?" VOD & PATRIOT'S PEN ESSAYS ARE DUE TO THE POST BY OCTOBER 31ST!
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POW/MIA Recognition Day honors the commitments and the sacrifices made by our nation's prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. For 2021 the date is September 15, 2023. All Posts are encouraged to host a POW-MIA Program. Dept has a POW-MIA Program agenda – if you need one. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is one of the six days specified by law on which the black POW/MIA flag shall be flown over federal facilities and cemeteries, post offices and military installations.
Voice of Democracy is for high school students in grades 9th-12th. Patriot's Pen is for students in grades 6th-8th. Both essays give students a unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-theme chosen for the year. For more information please visit www.vfw.org/community