Gordon A. Bailey Middle School

4020 Lost Oasis Hollow

Austin, TX 78739

512 414-4990

VFW Essay Contest "Why I Honor the American Flag"

It’s time for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 2018-19 Patriot’s

Pen essay contest for area 6th through 8th graders. The essay

must be completed and turned in to local VFW Post 3377 by

midnight October 31, 2018. This year’s theme is “Why I Honor

the American Flag”.

Local awards will be given for first-place ($200), second place

($150), and third place ($100) winners. The first-place winner

can advance to the District 28 contest and possible the State

contest for additional prices. The National winner receives

$5,000 and al all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.

See the CONTEST ENTRY FORM with complete entry rules

and supplemental information. If you would like additional

information, or to turn in your essay, contact Jim Linville at 512-