Americanism - This program is all about promoting patriotism. Members foster love of America by teaching young people and new citizens about our heritage. Each year, Auxiliary members present flags to schools and civic clubs, hold essay contests in schools, participate in parades and other displays on holidays, hold POW/MIA awareness ceremonies, get out the vote programs, patriotic parades, citizenship classes, etc. 
Americanism Chairman Betty Ann Johnson

2022-2023 Dept of MD Program Information
2022-2023 Report Form - Fillable
2022-2023 Americanism National Program - Ambassador & National Awards
2022-2023 Americanism Award No. 1
National Ambassador Steven Doherty's Americanism Promotion #1/July 2022
National Ambassador's Americanism Promotion #2/October 2022
National Ambassador's Americanism Promotion #3/January 2023 
 Department April Program Promotion
Department March Program Promotion
Department February Program Promotion 

Department December Program Promotion 
Department November Program Promotion 
Department October Program Promotion

 Department September Program Promotion

 Department August Program Promotion
VFW Auxiliary National Ambassador Stephen Doherty PowerPoint video - YouTube

Teacher of the Year
Without our nation’s veterans, America wouldn't be the great nation it is today. Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America.

The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. Each year, a classroom elementary, junior high and high school teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics — for at least half of the school day in a classroom environment — can be nominated for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Winners receive:

  • A $1,000 award for professional development expenses.
  • A $1,000 award for his/her school.
  • Two award plaques: one for the teacher, the other for his/her school.
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference to receive their award.