Commanders Special Project 2023-2024


Congratulations to the VFW State Department winners of

the 2022-2023 Voice of Democracy audio essay competition.

The theme was “Why is the Veteran Important?”

Click this Link to Hear Any State Winner’s Essay

Department of Maine


Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen 1st Place Winners

and Teacher of the Year

(L-R) Jennifer Lane, State Commander- Rebecca McLaughlin, Teacher of the Year

Annora Ferris, Patriot’s Pen 1st Place Winner District 11- Daniel Kell, National Surgeon General

Hunter Edson 1st Place Winner VOD District 10 – Lucy Salisbury Auxiliary Sr. Vice President