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Essay contest set by VFW

October 3, 2013

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591 and its Ladies Auxiliary announced the opening of the “Patriot’s Pen Essay Competiton” for local middle school students.

Students in grades six through eight have been intited to write a 300- to 400-word essay on the patriotic theme, “What Patriotism Means to Me.” The deadline to enter is Nov. 1.

Larry Reve, representing the post, noted that state winners compete for $46,000 in awards and that the first-place winner will receive $5,000.

For more information, contact the post at 660-826-4543 or go to its location at 121 South Ohio. Its internet site is at http://www.vfw.org/Community/Patriot-a-Pen, it was reported.

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