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PATRIOTS PEN

Patriot's Pen

 
STATE PATRIOT’S PEN  CHAIRMAN

KENNETH DENNINGS
3829 victory Dr
Richburg SC 29729
kennethdenningssr@gmail.com 
803-209-1979
Post 2889 D-5
 
 
 
 
 

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. 

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.  

The 2020-21 theme is:   What is Patriotism to Me?

Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download the 2020-21 entry form application as all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.