The Patriot's Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8 (on the October 31 deadline) who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

Students can as a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition. Then students can contact a local participating VFW Post and establish a contact person who is a member of that Post or its Auxiliary. 

Next, it is time to start drafting considering the 2020-2021 theme,  

Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

 Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words and should be submitted to the Post, along with the completed Patriot's Pen entry form no later then the October 31 deadline. Turn into the Commander at Capon Post 2102 by the deadline.