VFW presents student awards


Front row from left: Caleb Marrow, Altus, VOD; Mary Hemry, Ladies Auxiliary President; Coral Porch, VFW State Surgeon; Kristin Valerio, Altus, VOD; Savannah Walker, Olustee, VOD; Trinity Rohrer, Navajo, PP; and Jaycee Smith, Navajo, PP. Back row from left: Rick Willey, VFW Post 4876 Commander; and Kenny Pike, VFW District Commander.


VFW Post 4876 recently presented Voice of Democracy (VOD) and Patriot Pen (PP) awards to local youth.

VOD provides students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore democratic ideals and principles through audio essay submissions. This year’s theme was “My vision for America.”

PP is for students in grades 6-8 and challenges writers to reflect on American history and patriotism through the theme “What freedom means to me.”

Front row from left: Caleb Marrow, Altus, VOD; Mary Hemry, Ladies Auxiliary President; Coral Porch, VFW State Surgeon; Kristin Valerio, Altus, VOD; Savannah Walker, Olustee, VOD; Trinity Rohrer, Navajo, PP; and Jaycee Smith, Navajo, PP. Back row from left: Rick Willey, VFW Post 4876 Commander; and Kenny Pike, VFW District Commander.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_VFW.jpgFront row from left: Caleb Marrow, Altus, VOD; Mary Hemry, Ladies Auxiliary President; Coral Porch, VFW State Surgeon; Kristin Valerio, Altus, VOD; Savannah Walker, Olustee, VOD; Trinity Rohrer, Navajo, PP; and Jaycee Smith, Navajo, PP. Back row from left: Rick Willey, VFW Post 4876 Commander; and Kenny Pike, VFW District Commander.
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