Six Osakis students were honored for writing patriotic essays about America.
The Osakis VFW Auxiliary recognized the students during the Nov.
Group entries and individual entries are accepted each year.
Fourth grade teachers are encouraged to use our Lesson Plan and previous winners to assist in their participation.
Since the establishment of the Selective Service and Training Act of 1940, almost all men between the ages of 18 to 25 who are American citizens or immigrants living in the United States are still required to register with the Selective Service.
Today, many are asking the question of whether or not the United States should reinstate the military draft.Winners of the VFW's Patriot Pen contest for sixth through eighth-graders were Isaiah Neal, first place; Ean Crossley, second place; and Maggie Dirkes, third place.Their topic was "Why I Honor the American Flag." The VFW's Voice of Democracy winners were Logan Lipke, first place; Carter Watnaas, second place; and Emily Kallstrom, third place.The winner and finalists, along with their class, are invited to attend the Statehood Day Ceremony.If you have questions about the Statehood Day Essay Contest, please contact Indiana Center for the Book at [email protected] or 317-232-3700.Entry forms are available from your Farm Bureau Insurance agent or online. Prize winners will be notified no later than October 31, 2019.If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email them to [email protected] answered the question, "Why My Vote Matters." Also, Osakis language arts teacher Tina Eberly was presented with a gift from the VFW for including the contest as part of her English class lesson.She is also the contact person for both contests and helps the Voice of Democracy winners tape their essays.This is a great opportunity for young people to put in their own words the impact that their family member’s military service has made in their lives.The contest is open to children grades 1-12 with a family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces.