VFW CaresÂ About Education
Founded in 1899 the Veterans of ForeignÂ Wars is concerned with the educationÂ of America’sÂ youth. VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary haveÂ developed a slateÂ of programs dedicatedÂ to thisÂ endeavor. VFW’sÂ Citizenship EducationÂ programÂ stimulates interestÂ in America’sÂ history,Â traditions, institutions, civic responsibility, flagÂ etiquette andÂ patriotism.
VFW wants to identif, and recognizeÂ America’sÂ best educatorsÂ who instill a sense of nationalÂ pride inÂ students. VFWÂ offers cashÂ awards, commemorative plaques andÂ all expenses-paidÂ trips to theÂ nation’s capital for theseÂ worthy teachers. The trip willÂ provide an opportunityÂ for winnersÂ to exchange ideas.
Teachers care deeply aboutÂ America and itsÂ children.Â They’re concerned about the perpetuationÂ ofÂ America’s noblestÂ traditions andÂ highest ideals. Wouldn’tÂ you likeÂ to see themÂ get the honor they deserve? NowÂ you can.
Promoting Citizenship Edueation
VFWÂ annually recognizes theÂ nation’s top classroom elementary, juniorÂ high andÂ highÂ school teachersÂ who teachÂ citizenship educationÂ topicsÂ regularly teaching (at least half of theÂ school dayÂ in a classroomÂ environment)Â and promote America’s history, tradition and institutionsÂ effectively.
Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flagÂ etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for thisÂ award. For example, do you know a teacher whoÂ plans field trips to city hall or organizes communityÂ volunteer projects? Maybe you know an instructorÂ who invites veterans into the classroom to discussÂ their military experiences. Perhaps you are familiarÂ with a teacher who fosters the development of democraticÂ values and beliefs through special projects. IfÂ you know such a teacher, honor him or her today withÂ the VFW’sÂ National Citizenship Education TeachersÂ Award.
Nominate Someone Deserving
Have a teacher in mind?Â Fill out the nominationÂ form and submit it to your local VFW Post. The investmentÂ that a teacher in today’s youth will be theÂ dividends we will all reap from the future leaders.
Here is the online form to start the processÂ and the deadline to submit is November 1st.