VFW Honors America’s Teachers

american teachersVFW 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.

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