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Teen from Your STATE in the running to win a $30,000 scholarship from the VFW!

Dear Hal,

High school students across the country recorded audio-essays on this year’s theme: “My Vision for America.”

We’ve selected one winner from each state to qualify for the grand prize, a $30,000 scholarship to the college or trade school of their choice.

Hear the winning essays.

The VFW’s Voice of Democracy competition allows high school students to compete for more than $2.2 million in scholarships and incentives.

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The grand-prize winner will be announced on Monday, February 29, at the VFW Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Tune in at 6 p.m. (ET) for a live stream of the Parade of Winners at www.vfw.org/VFWDC2016.

The new essay contest themes for 2016-2017 are as follows:

Voice of Democracy
“MY RESPONSIBILITY TO AMERICA”
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Patriot’s Pen
“THE AMERICA I BELIEVE IN”
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Hawley presents incoming Orleans County Vets service agency director with American and NYS flags

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DOC in the Running for National Jr. Vice Commander-in-Chief

At the Department Spring Conference held in Ellenville, New York on March 27, 2015, the Council of Administration unanimously without exception endorsed William “Doc” Schmitz as our candidate for the high office of National Jr. Vice Commander-in-Chief.

Many if not all of you know of “Doc’s” contributions and achievements in the VFW, as well as his dedication to our organization and its mission. I have enclosed a copy of his bio for you to share with your Comrades.

The following Past State Commanders of the Department of New York support William “Doc” Schmitz as New York’s Candidate for Jr. Vice Commander-in-Chief.

We collectively ask that you support William “Doc” Schmitz as New York’s Candidate for Jr. Vice Commander-in-Chief.

Melvin Garrett, 1981-82
Anthony Ferrarese, 1989-90
Mario Raimondi 1991-92
James Longendyke, 1992-92
Art Koch III, 1995-96
Robert Seagraves, 2000-01
Bernard Thompson, 2001-02
Karl Rohde, 2002-03
Harold Burke Jr., 2003-04
James Vinsonhaler, 2004-05
James McNally, 2005-06
Donald Doell, 2006-07
Robert Barnhart, 2007-08
Allan Davenport, 2009-10
Jack Veazy, 2010-11
Harold Leavor, 2011-12
James Durkin, 2012-13
Michael Pascal, 2013-14

To: District Scouting Chairs, Adjutants and Quartermasters.

This is just remainder that the VFW Scout of the Year (Scout entry to Post) deadline is approaching ( 1 March.) The deadline for VFW Post winners to be sent to Department is April 1st.  The first place Department winner should be mailed to VFW National no later than May 1.

Through the VFW’s Scout of the Year Scholarship, scout who display standout citizenship patriotism and love of country have the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships.

Visit this website: http://www.vfw.org/Scout/ for more information, including an entry form.

Will not except entry forms maker April 2, 2016.

Burdette Sanderson Jr.
Department Scout Chairman

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