National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

     Post 735, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), wants to identify and recognize America’s best educators who instill a sense of national pride in students. It offers cash awards, commemorative plaques and all-expenses-paid trips to the VFW National Convention for these worthy teachers. The trip provides an opportunity for winners to network with like-minded individuals who care deeply about America and its children and about the perpetuation of America’s noblest traditions and highest ideals.

     Current classroom teachers in grades k-12 are eligible for nomination for this award by fellow teachers, supervisors or other interested individuals. Self-nominees are not eligible nor are those nominated by relatives.

     A fillout-on-line nomination form can be found at  Entries, accompanied with a completed entry form, must be submitted to Post 735, Pocatello, Idaho by Oct. 31, 2021

     If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kurt Camerud at

Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open

     Post 735,  Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), is now accepting entries for its 2021-22 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions.

     Dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, the VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions help foster patriotism among today’s youth. The popular contests also promote friendly competition and rewards success in the form of more than $3 million in combined scholarships at the local, state and national levels.

     This year’s Voice of Democracy theme,“America: Where Do We Go From Here?”, is open to all 9-12th grade students.

     Open to eligible sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, this year’s Patriot’s Pen theme is “How Can I Be a Good American?”.

     Student entries, accompanied with a completed entry form, must be submitted to Post 735, Pocatello, Idaho. The deadline for both contests is Oct. 31, 2021.  Information may be requested from Kurt Camerud,

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