VFW essay competitions set
The Brainerd VFW is sponsoring two essay competitions with a deadline submission of Oct. 31 for both.
Students in sixth through eighth grades can write a 300- to 400-word essay for Patriot's Pen. This year's theme is "Why I Honor the American Flag."
Students in ninth through 12th grades will compete in the VFW Voice of Democracy. Students should write and voice a three- to five-minute essay. The theme for this year is "Why My Vote Matters."