Here are some different ways for community members and local schools to support their local veterans.
- American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State
- American Legion Boys State
- VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition
- VFW Teachers Award
- VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship 2015-16
The Voice of Democracy theme for 2015-16 is: "My Vision For America?"
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. Students should record their reading of their draft to a CD. The recording should be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds).
Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student has created their essay and completed burning the audio version to a CD, they should submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post no later than November 1, 2016