is an unfailing love of country, loyalty to its institutions and ideas;
eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the
flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty and posterity.”
The Americanism Program:
- Teaches respect and proper care for the U.S. Flag.
- Brings attention to
Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action by hosting POW/MIA
ceremonies to both educate the public and honor these special veterans.
- Recognizes the nation’s
top classroom elementary, junior high (middle school) and high school
teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote
America’s history and traditions effectively. Teachers who are prime
candidates for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism.
Do you know about the 13 Folds? Do you know that every fold of the American Flag has a deep meaning?