Cherokee COunty VFW Post 5262

The patriot's Pen Essay Contest is open to youth from 6th to 8th grade.  Essays are submitted to local posts and judged.  The winners from each post are sent on to the district level for judging, through the state level competition, and winners are selected at the national level each year.  The winners from each state receive a minimum award of $500 value, with the national first place winner receiving a $5,000 prize.


Cherokee County Post 5262 salutes this year's post winner, <find her name>.


For contest rules and entry information please visit the contest site here.  Cherokee County Georgia residents can submit their entries here.

The VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest is open to high school students with over $2 million in scholarships awarded each year.  The VOD entries are submitted on audio CD to the local post, and like the Patriot's Pen competition, are judged at the post, district, and state levels with the winning essays competing for a grand prize of a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American college or university of their choosing.


Cherokee County Post 5262 salutes this year's post winner, <find his name>.


For official contest and entry rules please refer to the official VFW contest page here.  Cherokee County Georgia residents can submit their entries here.

Each year VFW Post 5262 partners with the Cherokee High School JROTC to raise money for veterans homes across the nation.  A portion of the proceeds are given to the JROTC program to pay for educational trips and special honors that the students earn in their program.  Additional funds from these events are used to help veterans in need and fund charitable causes within the community.  Absolutely none of the funds collected are used for administration and the proceeds go directly to the causes that need them as voted by the membership.


For more information about history the Buddy Poppy program and how you can get involved, please refer to the Official VFW Site here.

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

The members of VFW Post 5262 play an active role in the community, and works constantly to support, enhance, and serve the causes of veterans and their families.  In addition to direct support and action, our post also coordinates with other local community organizations to support the veterans and their families directly, as well as the community at large.  The following is a list of programs that we serve with and what we are doing.

The Buddy Poppy Program

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest