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Subscription dues are just like a magazine subscription. It gives you
365 days of membership in the VFW. With this being the first year that
they are coming into effect it will be a process that we are not use to.
The basic breakdown of what is going to happen is:
If you are an annual member and you pay your dues before Jan your expiration will be Jan 2015. If you pay after that date whatever day your dues are processed at National will be the new expiration date. Example would be that you send in your dues to National on 1 Feb 2015 and National processed them on the 15 Feb. Your new expiration date would be 15 Feb 2016.
Annual membership Dues $39 and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal.
The VFW is dedicated
to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a
democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college
scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in
winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.
Voice of Democracy
Established in 1947,
our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high
school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to
a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12
grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million
in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the
recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A
complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the
first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship
of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules
and eligibility requirements and download the
entry form and brochure before you submit your entry at your
local VFW Post.
The 2018-19 theme is:
Why My Vote Matters
About the 2017-18
Robyn Anzulis, a
senior at South Carroll High School in Sykesville, Md., was named the 2017-18
Voice of Democracy first-place winner. Robyn's speech on the theme,
"American History: Our Hope for the Future," won her a $30,000
college scholarship. Robyn was sponsored by VFW Post 10076 and its Auxiliary in
Mt. Airy, Md.
You can contact the National Personnel Records Center at 314-801-0800 or . In addition to providing copies of military records, they are able to update records to correct errors or reflect awards that may have been issued retroactively.