Patriots Pen

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.


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Ready to get started? Download your application here: Patriots Pen Entry Form

Mail applications to: P.O. Box 81892 Lincoln, NE 68506


The 2019-2020 essay theme is “What makes America great”. Entry deadline is October 31st, 2019.