8 "Despite our differences, when we put our right hand over our hearts and turn to the stars and stripes of our flag we are all saluting for the same reasons.No matter our race, religion, or political differences we are all united under one name, American." – Kailey Connelly, Gr.
7 Photo captions: Pictured at the state: Veterans of Foreign Wars Dept.
of CT Commander Jim Delancy, East Shoreline Catholic Academy Seventh Grade student Nathaniel Kerr (behind the podium), Voice of Democracy/Patriots Pen VFW Auxiliary Chairman Rose Angelicola & VFW Dept. (photo courtesy of Dave Greene) Pictured at Branford Fire Department:(left) Dottie Packer, NC, USN, retired, East Shoreline Catholic Academy Seventh Grade student Emillie Agamie (center) leads with the Pledge of Allegiance at the Wreaths Across America memorial ceremony, (right) Pamela Bold, HSC, USCG, retired (has served 3 branches of the military).
Kerr won, and was invited as an honorary guest during the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Awards Ceremony luncheon on Sunday, December 9th.
Since winning the local and district 2 levels and state level, Nathaniel's essay has moved on to compete at the national level.
7 Another Seventh Grade student, Emillie Agamie, was selected to have her patriotic essay read at the Wreaths Across America ceremony that took place at the Branford Fire Dept. This was one of the stops the Honor Convoy made throughout its journey transporting evergreen wreaths from Harrington, ME to Arlington National Cemetery, to fulfill their mission to "honor our veteran's through the laying of wreaths on the graves of our country's heroes." Emillie had the honor of being asked to read her essay, and was honored to be asked to lead the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Additionally, our fife & drum corps and choir were invited to perform at this memorial ceremony.
We will guide you through the whole essay planning, researching, writing, reviewing, editing, and proofreading processes in order to show you how you can make it perfect and submit the essay with a sigh of relief - you’ve done enough to get that A, no worries.
The most obvious thing that you can do if the essay is not ultimately important for your academic record is to write a simple and straightforward patriotism definition essay.
Each year more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW's Patriot's Pen youth essay contest.
The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling ,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of 0 at the national level.