Beaver Dam VFW Awards Patriot’s Pen Contest Winners

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam VFW Post 1163 recently presented awards for its annual Patriot’s Pen Contest for district middle schoolers.  This year’s essay theme was “­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­What is Patriotism to Me?”.

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.

Pictured are: Curt Gruenewald, Essay Contest Chairman; Joy Mielke First Place, Olivia Jahnke Second Place; Ty Letto, VFW Commander. Not pictured: Elizabeth Flores Third Place.