Without our nation's veterans, America wouldn't be the great nation it is today. Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America.
The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional
teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and
patriotism to their students. Each year, a certified/licensed
elementary, junior high and high school teacher whose curriculum focuses
on citizenship education topics can be nominated for the Smart/Maher
VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Winners receive:
- A $1,000 award for professional development expenses.
- A $1,000 award for his/her school.
- Two award plaques: one for the teacher, the other for his/her school.
Please review the rules and eligibility requirements and nominate a teacher you know by submitting the 2021 nomination form.