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POW-MIA contests open to students

It is time once again for the VFW Fall School Contests.

Since September has Patriots Day and POW-MIA Recognition Day, the contest themes will revolve around these two days.

This is a great way to educate your youth to the meaning of POW-MIA.

The themes are as follows: K-Grade 2 -- "Draw a POW-MIA Flag;" Grades 3-4 -- Make a collage of "America's Military Heroes;" Grades 5-6 -- An essay 250 words or less on " What is a POW-MIA."

The 2009-2010 contest theme for Voice of Democracy is "Does America Still Have Heroes?" and for Patriots Pen, it is "When Is the Right Time to Honor Our Military Heroes?"

The local VFW chairman for these contests is Leatrice Wirtz. All the pertinent information will be taken to all the schools to be distributed to the students and teachers who are interested in participation.