The New Melle VFW is holding its annual “Voice of Democracy” (grades 9-12) and "Patriot's Pen" (grades 6-8) essay contests. This year’s Voice of Democracy theme is, “America: Where Do We Go From Here?”
The Patriot's Pen theme is “How Can I Be a Good American?” Cash prizes/scholarships can be awarded at the post, district, state and national level. Entry forms and instructions are online. Google “Voice of Democracy brochure” or “Patriot’s Pen essay contest” or visit www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships. Mail entries to: New Melle VFW Post 5651, P.O. Box 36, New Melle, MO, or deliver in person to 555 Foristell Rd, Wentzville, MO 63385. The deadline for both contests is October 31, 2021.