Please share the below information with your respective appointed VFW programs chairmen.
2017-2018 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Themes Announced
Voice of Democracy: American History: Our Hope for the Future
Patriot’s Pen: America’s Gift to My Generation
The updated 2017-18 entry forms will be available online no later than April 1, 2017. The new student entry deadline will be October 31 for both the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests, beginning in the 2017-18 program year.
Contact information: Kris Harmer youthscholarships@vfw.
Order your Poppies early for Memorial Day 2017!
Thank you for ordering your “Buddy®” Poppy supply well ahead of your distribution dates. VFW Posts should continue to order from their VFW Department Headquarters a minimum 12 weeks prior to the scheduled event.
Contact information: Quentin Carroll BuddyPoppy@vfw.org (
VFW Scout of the Year (Scout entry to Post) deadline approaching
Through the VFW’s Scout of the Year Scholarship, members of the Boy Scouts, Venture Crew, Sea Scouts, and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country have the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships. Visit this website for more information. The VFW Scout entry (at VFW Post) deadline is coming up…..March 1, 2017.
Contact information: Kris Harmer Scouting@vfw.org (
Programs Materials available online
All resources needed (chairman’s manuals, score sheets, brochures, entry forms) for chairmen to conduct VFW national programs are online. Simply visit http://www.vfw.org and you would log in as a VFW member. Be sure you go to the “MY VFW” page, and under the Member Resources heading you would click on VFW Training and Support. Go to either the Community Service and Youth Programs area or the Veterans & Military Support area. If you have any questions, please contact Kris Harmer in VFW Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-968-1117.