Grace Jacobson and Kurt Camerud co-chair the Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Teacher of the Year programs for Post 735 VFW.

MaryAnne McGrory, President of the Pocatello Education Association, distributed contest materials to all School District 25 schools.

Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. A democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, may be interested in these scholarships.

Voice of Democracy

Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.

The 2020-21 theme is:

Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

Patriot's Pen

Each year more than 138,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $900,000 in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.

The 2020-21 theme is:

What is Patriotism to Me?

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic,

the Portneuf Valley Veterans Parade has been postponed until November 6, 2021.

Post 735 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America and Auxillary

7 November 2020

Portneuf Valley Veterans Day Parade