Patriot’s Pen essay contest deadline is October 13

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary’s annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition is now being conducted nationwide. Middle school students in sixth through eighth grades in this area have the opportunity to compete and win thousands of dollars in national awards. 

The VFW enacted the Patriot’s Pen competition in 1995 to encourage young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society by composing a 300 to 400 word patriotic-themed essay. The theme for the 2021 competition is “How Can I Be a Good American?”

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.