Patriot's Pen, a youth-essay writing contest is a nationwide competition that gives students in grades 6,7 and 8 the opportunity
to write essays expressing their views on democracy. Annually, more than 115,000 students participate in the contest.
I just returned from the VFW Dept of Idaho Mid-Winter Conference in Boise. Lyndsie Kiebert Clark
Fork Jr. High 8th grader, sponsored by Clark Fork Post 10320 and VFW Idaho District One in the VFW Patriot's Pen Essay contest,
won the 'State Final!' She will go on to represent the VFW Dept (State) of Idaho against the other 49 states at Nationals
in Kansas City, Mo. Lyndsie came out #1 against a total of 1192 (Idaho) entries submitted in this years competition.
District One Voice of Democracy entry Sheldon Costa sponsored by Post Falls VFW Post was one of 4,
Fourth Place ties!
Commander: Alan E Roach