The Lt. James A. Logan Post 6800 VFW will be giving out Awards to the top three Patriotís Pen Essay Contest Winners at the Post level.


Patriotís Pen provides 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students the opportunity to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills while they compete for worthwhile awards and prizes. Awards are given at the local, district, and state levels. The state winners compete for $91,000 in U.S. Savings bonds at the national level. The national winner receives a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. where they tour the city. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1.


Patriotís Pen (Grades 6-8): 300-400 word essay. Use the competition as a patriotic assignment and encourage the best single essay from each fifteen students to complete the entry forms and forward those, along with the essay, to the local VFW Post competition.


 The 2015-16 theme is:


"What Freedom Means to Me"


The Prizes from Lt. James A. Logan Post winners are:


1st   Place   $ 300.

2nd  Place  $ 200.

3rd  Place   $ 100.




You can download the entry from below:

Access Entry Form and Complete Contest Rules