VFW Post 2064 and Auxiliary Honor the 2019 “Patriots Pen Essay” and “Voice of Democracy Audio Essay” Contest- This past Sunday, February 24th, Village of Maybrook Mayor Dennis Leahy was invited as a Guest Speaker along with Past VFW Post 2064 Commander and Vietnam/Purple Heart Recipient John Luffman at the Maybrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2064 annual Patriots Pen Essay Contest and Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.
Congratulations to VFW Post 2064 Commander Bob Beck, VFW Post 2064 Auxiliary President Donna Caudy, VFW Post 2064 Auxiliary Chairperson Sandy Kratz, Auxiliary District 2 President Linda LaRosa and the members of the VFW Post 2064 for sponsoring this contest for youth in the Town of Montgomery through the Valley Central School District.
“This year’s contest winners were an inspiring group of young people and I wish them all the best in future endeavors. Congratulations to the award recipients, their teachers and their families! Last but not least, Thank you VFW Post 2064 and Auxiliary for sponsoring a wonderful event for the young people in our community! – Mayor Dennis K. Leahy
Patriots Pen Essay Contest Theme: “Why I Honor the Flag”
Elaine Rose Forgione – 1st Place
Gianna G. Vass -2nd Place Halley
Madisyn Rivera -3rd Place
Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest Theme: “Why My Vote Matters”
Vanessa R. Dechioro– 1st Place
Kimberly Black– 2nd Place
Rebekah Wilson– 3rd Place.