Patriot’s Pen

VFW Post 7677 is also proud to be a participating VFW Post in the Patriot's Pen Contest.

Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. 

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. Want to apply? Download and complete the 2022-23 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring VFW Post 7677 by midnight, Oct. 31, 2022 

The 2022-23 theme is:
"My Pledge to Our Veterans?”