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VFW Post 7706 Veterans march in Barrington’s Memorial Day Parade
The day started out very warm and got even hotter and the wind blew stronger. But that did not stop Post 7706’s Veterans of Foreign Wars from marching in the Memorial Day Parade. Nor did it stop Barrington citizens from attending the parade and showing their support.
The parade route begin at the Veterans Memorial, proceed west on Main Street, left on Dundee Avenue and right into Evergreen Cemetery. Boy Scouts stood at attention and saluted the Vets as they arrived.
At the cemetery a service was held to honor all those service men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. Rev. Chris Winkler of the Barrington United Methodist Church opened with a prayer. Sarah Cohen, 2017 Voice of Democracy Essay Winner, read her essay.
The service ended with Barrington band students playing Taps.
Thanks to VFW Post 7706 Commander Paul Corwin for all his efforts in making this a truly successful event.
Post 7706 is pleased to announce the winner of the Voice Of Democracy essay competition
A celebration was held to honor the winner of the VFW Post 7706 essay competition — Voice of Democracy.
The 2017 Voice of Democracy winner is Sarah Cohen, a high school student from Barrington, IL. Sarah will read her essay at the 2018 Memorial Day Cemetery.
About the Competition
The national VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.
Voice of Democracy
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form and brochure before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post.
The 2018-19 theme is: Why My Vote Matters
Deer Park Town Center kicked off the holiday season on Friday, November 11 with a parade led by the Barrington VFW Post 7706. The parade was followed by a tree lighting ceremony and a fireworks show to honor our veterans.