American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest 2023-24

The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Maryland, Inc., is once again sponsoring the Americanism Essay Contest in our area. Prizes will be awarded on Local, District, State and National Levels.

The Americanism Essay Contest was created to teach students the value of patriotism and what it means to be Americans. Thousands of students participate in the program each year and help promote a lifelong respect of our flag and country.

Students (grades 3 to 12) explore the fundamental rights and freedoms we enjoy today. Each year’s contest has a different theme; one student in each category per division is awarded a prize. There is a category for students with special needs.

All entries will be picked up from the school office on or about January 25, 2024.

Current Essay Theme:

“What does freedom mean to me?”


Complete rules can be found here

Click here for entry cover sheet

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