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Forum staff reports, Published September 18 2009

VFW to present awards to students, teacher

This year’s West Fargo VFW and Auxiliary Voice of Democracy essay contest is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schools.

The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary is also hosting the Patriot’s Pen essay contest, which is open to all students in sixth through eighth grades.

Teachers in kindergarten through 12th grades are also being honored for promoting patriotism, and can be nominated by fellow teachers or by the public.

The deadline for local competitions is Nov. 1.

For more information on the themes, requirements and entry forms, go to www.vfw.org.

Awards are given locally with additional awards at the district, state and national levels.