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VFW Announces State Winner of Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

On Tuesday, February 23, Don Richman, Commander for Post 4744 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Chuck Wasser, Quartermaster for Post 4744, presented Alaynee Hawley with a check for $2,000 as the First Place State Winner of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest for writing and speaking on the theme "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?"

In a small gathering that took place at the Richman Insurance building in Harlem, Hawley also received a plaque, medal, and certificate honoring her accomplishment. To further commemorate her achievement, the VFW will be sending her a jacket, as...