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VFW sponsoring local Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen contests

The Wadena VFW is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy and Patroit's Pen contests locally.

Patriot's Pen for grades 6, 7 and 8 is a written 300-400 word essay with the theme "When is the Time to Honor Our Military Heroes?"

Voice of Democracy is for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 and is a 3-5 minute speech with the theme "Does America Still Have Heroes?"

Talk with your teacher for more information or call Marlyn Freer at (218) 631-2771, or La Vonne Piepkorn at (218) 631-4340.

Monetary awards are given at the VFW local level, as well as district and department. The deadline for both programs is Nov. 1.