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 complete the 2023 entry form and brochure to nominate a teacher you know. Teacher nomination entries must be received at a local participating VFW Post by the Oct. 31 deadline.

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 winners!
VFW Post 12180 winners are:
Heidi Long (elementary school)- Cotton Indian Elementary School
Jerel Jefferson (middle school)- Utopian Academy of the Arts
Nichole Bennett (high school)- McDonough High School
Department of Georgia winners are:
Rhonda Hinson (elementary school)- District 6, Post 7764
Kurtis Archer (middle school)- District 6, Post 7764
Paige Hood (high school)- District 3, Post 4180