"My Pledge to Our Veterans" 

 Entry Deadline: October 31, 2022
The Patriot's Pen Program is a nationwide VFW-sponsored youth essay competition designed to give students an opportunity to express themselves on an annually picked patriotic theme. Prizes and scholarships for this can be awarded at Post, District, State, and National levels. Winners on the Department (state) level will receive a portion of a  $55,000 award, National Winners will receive at least $500, and the First Place National Winner will receive $5,000. So come and be a part of this wonderful program that was participated in by more than 84,000 students last year! 
The theme for the 2022-2023 year is "My Pledge to Our Veterans". This competition is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are enrolled by the October 31, 2022 deadline. Students may be enrolled in public schools, private schools, or parochial schools. Home school students are also eligible.


Filled out applications can be submitted through email by clicking the button below or by mailing them to:
VFW Auxiliary 4938, Attn: Patriot's Pen, PO Box 421, Edmond, OK 73034.
If you are mailing your application, please ensure to mail the application with enough time to arrive to us prior to the deadline as no applications will be accepted after midnight on October 31, 2022.



Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.