One winner from each category will be awarded a check as follows: One essay winner will also be recognized at and invited to attend the Ninth Annual Farm Bureau “Salute to Idaho Veterans” on November 8, 2019.
Entries will be judged by a panel of individuals representing Farm Bureau Insurance, the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America.
The Statehood Day Essay Contest takes place annually in the fall and is open to all Indiana fourth graders.
All Indiana students are taught Indiana history as part of their fourth-grade curriculum.
Essays must answer the contest topic in 750 words or less.
All entries become the property of Farm Bureau Insurance and will not be returned.This is a great opportunity for young people to put in their own words the impact that their family member’s military service has made in their lives.The contest is open to children grades 1-12 with a family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces.The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office, in conjunction with the Indiana Center for the Book, holds an essay competition to commemorate Indiana Statehood Day each year. Winners of the essay contest are honored at a Statehood Day Celebration at one of four participating locations in downtown Indianapolis.The 2019 celebration is being held on December 11, 2019.Although our country is in no state of emergency for a draft to be held, I believe that at some point in time, when extra enforcements are necessary, a draft would be acceptable.After the draft was abolished;and replaced with an all-volunteer system, the major assumption was that Americans would always volunteer to serve in the military when national security was at risk.In honor of Veterans Day, Farm Bureau Insurance is proud to announce the 2019 Veterans Day Essay Contest.Idaho students with family members who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces are invited to participate.12 Veterans Day program at the Osakis High School Auditorium. Six Osakis students were honored for writing patriotic essays about America.12 Veterans Day program at the Osakis High School Auditorium.