National Patriotic Instructor Annual Essay Contest

    ~Lucille Streeter, National Patriotic Instructor

It was a great honor to be appointed by President Michelle Colburn as National Patriotic Instructor at our fiscal 2017-18 National Convention.   The Woman’s Relief Corps has always promoted Patriotism.  Whether it is by passing out flags to schools, businesses, or teaching the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance The WRC historically holds patriotism as a basic tenet of all its members.

As National Patriotic Instructor I have selected the title of this year’s essay contest.  It’s the very same title I chose back in 1996 when assigned Patriotic Instructor at that time.  The topic seems even more important today:

“Love of Country ~ Love of Flag  ~ What that means to me”

The essay contest is for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students.  Three awards will be awarded:

º 1st Prize ~  $50.00

º  2nd Prize ~  $25.00

º  3rd Prize ~  $15.00

Essays should be between 400 and 500 words, written in the student’s own words.  All essays must be received by May 30, 2018.

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