VFW Cares About Education
Founded in 1899 the Veterans of Foreign Wars is concerned with the education of America’s youth. VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary have developed a slate of programs dedicated to this endeavor. VFW’s Citizenship Education program stimulates interest in America’s history, traditions, institutions, civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism.
VFW wants to identif, and recognize America’s best educators who instill a sense of national pride in students. VFW offers cash awards, commemorative plaques and all expenses-paid trips to the nation’s capital for these worthy teachers. The trip will provide an opportunity for winners to exchange ideas.
Teachers care deeply about America and its children. They’re concerned about the perpetuation of America’s noblest traditions and highest ideals. Wouldn’t you like to see them get the honor they deserve? Now you can.
Promoting Citizenship Edueation
VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly teaching (at least half of the school day in a classroom environment) and promote America’s history, tradition and institutions effectively.
Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. For example, do you know a teacher who plans field trips to city hall or organizes community volunteer projects? Maybe you know an instructor who invites veterans into the classroom to discuss their military experiences. Perhaps you are familiar with a teacher who fosters the development of democratic values and beliefs through special projects. If you know such a teacher, honor him or her today with the VFW’s National Citizenship Education Teachers Award.
Nominate Someone Deserving
Have a teacher in mind? Fill out the nomination form and submit it to your local VFW Post. The investment that a teacher in today’s youth will be the dividends we will all reap from the future leaders.
Here is the online form to start the process and the deadline to submit is November 1st.