Working alongside America’s youth and instilling a sense of patriotism has always been — and will always be — a VFW priority. The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation through our Youth Essay Programs.
VOICE OF DEMOCRACY
Established in 1947, the VFW Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves through a patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 80,000 students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. The theme for the 2023-2024 essay is "What are the Greatest Attributes of our Democracy?"
To request the VOD Application Form and some tips for making your essay successful, just click the Request Application button below. You may either email the completed application, written essay and audio file to us or mail them to our P.O. Box below. The deadline to submit your essay to Post 6024 is October 31, 2023.
The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by writing a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme. Each year, nearly 68,800 students enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first-place state winner receives a minimum of $500 and the national first place winner wins $5,000.
The Patriot's Pen Essay Contest is open to students in grades 6-8. The Theme for the 2023-2024 Essay is "How Are You Inspired by America?"
To request the Application Form and some tips for making your essay successful, just click the "Request Application" button below. You may either email the completed application and written essay to us or mail them to our P.O. Box below. The deadline to have your essay to Post 6024 is October 31, 2023.
To request an application or more information on Post 6024's VFW Youth Development programs, please click on the button below to send email to our Youth Development Chairman:
Our Post is the sponsor of three Scout units in the Saddleback Valley of South Orange County ranging in age from 5 to 20 years old. These Scout units are a big part of the Post 6024 family:
The American flag has a long history, and members of the VFW have long defended and honored our nation's most iconic symbol of freedom.
The United States Flag Code states: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Please allow our Boy Scout Troops to take care of our Nation's Flag for you.
You will find a "Flag Disposal Box" at Rancho Santa Margarita City Hall (just inside the door). Their address is: 22112 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.
More than 500 U.S. Flags annually are collected from this box by the Boy Scouts.
Please do your part to honor our Nation... Drop off your Flag today!
To request information about any of our programs, please click on the button below to send email to our Scout Chairman:
VFW Post 6024 is a community of veterans dedicated to supporting Youth Development through education, scouting and community service. The photo gallery below displays many photos in this category along with captions.