VFW wants to identify and recognize America’s best educators who instill a sense of national pride in students. It offers cash awards, commemorative plaques and all-expenses-paid trips to the VFW National Convention for these worthy teachers. The trip provides an opportunity for winners to network with likeminded individuals.
As with the student essay contests, the deadline for applications to be submitted to Posts for Teacher of the Year is October 31. Anyone can nominate a teacher they believe to be deserving, so reach out to friends and family for suitable nominees.