TEACHER OF THE YEAR

 Teacher of the Year

Each year the VFW recognizes three exceptional teachers - one each from the elementary, junior high/middle school and high school levels - for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and instill patriotism in their students.

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.

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects elementary, middle, and high school teachers to participate in the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher program.

Please review the new rules and eligibility requirements and, click here for the 2021 nomination form to nominate a teacher you know. Teacher nomination entries must be received at a local participating VFW Post by the Oct. 31 deadline.