AMERICANISM

2022-2023 Chairman ~ Tamara Cummings
 
This program is all about promoting patriotism.  Members foster love of America by teaching young people and new citizens about our heritage.  Each year, Auxiliary members present flags to schools and civic clubs, hold essay contests in schools, participate in parades and other displays on holidays, hold POW/MIA awareness ceremonies, get out the vote programs, patriotic parades, citizenship classes, etc.
 
2022-2023 DNY PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK INFORMATION:
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IMPORTANT UPDATES: 
  •  WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA - The National Cemetery @ Corfu was omitted from the original order form.
            The code for Corfu Cemetery is:  NYWNC
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 NATIONAL WEBSITE INFORMATION AND LINKS:
 
Flag Education

Teacher of the Year
Without our nation’s veterans, America wouldn't be the great nation it is today. Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America.

The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. Each year, a classroom elementary, junior high and high school teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics — for at least half of the school day in a classroom environment — can be nominated for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Winners receive:

  • A $1,000 award for professional development expenses.
  • A $1,000 award for his/her school.
  • Two award plaques: one for the teacher, the other for his/her school.
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference to receive their award.