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2018-2019 Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each

$10,000.00 Scholarship Winner Announced

Life and Memories of a Patriot

2018 Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest First Place $10,000 Scholarship Kayla Juds | 12th Grade “Life and Memories of a Patriot” | Medium: Oil Paint Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 10519 | Greendale, Wisconsin “This painting of my grandfather is

$10,000 Home Repair Grants to Veterans

Washington County, Oregon

The Washington County Office of Community Development was recently awarded funds from Oregon Housing and Community Services to help low-income elderly or disabled Veterans with repairs to their homes. The Veterans Home Improvement Program will provide grants of up to

Photos from Memorial Day Observance and Picnic

What a powerful way to honor our fallen veterans by attending the annual Memorial Day Observance and Picnic on May 28th, 2018.   

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Memorial Day 2018

You’re invited to our annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 28th at the Winona Cemetery, 10:45AM, followed by a Memorial Day Picnic at the Tualatin Community Park at 11:45AM – 1:30PM. PROGRAM Opening of Ceremony 10:45 am Emcee: Dale

March 29 is Vietnam War Veterans Day

Vietnam War Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day honors a generation of men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in U.S. history. March 29 marks the anniversary of when combat forces departed South Vietnam in 1973, even though some

VFW Names Youth Scholarship Winners

VFW Names Youth Scholarship Winner

Maryland student takes 1st place $30,000 scholarship  WASHINGTON – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce the national winners of its 2017-18 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. The winners were announced live

VFW Legislative Conference

VFW Legislative Conference

More than 500 VFW and Auxiliary members will attend next week’s 2018 VFW Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. The annual conference amplifies the voices of the 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary, reminding lawmakers of the promises

Teen from Oregon in the Running to Win a $30,000 Scholarship from the VFW

Philip Dunagan

High school students across the country recorded audio-essays on this year’s theme: “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” We’ve selected one winner from each state to qualify for the grand prize, a $30,000 scholarship to the college or technical school of

Presidents’ Day is Monday

American flag

Just a reminder that we enjoy another three day weekend as Monday, February 19th is Presidents’ Day, originally to honor George Washington, a general in the American Revolutionary war and our first President. Even though Washington was born on February

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