Hussein Hirani
Sponsored by Post 6024
Mission Viejo CA
Each year more than 165,400 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards.

Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives 6th-, 7th– and 8th grade students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme.  

The 2021-2022 Patriot Pen theme was: “How Can I Be a Good American?”

Hussein Hirani was awarded:
VFW Post 6024 – Patriot Pen
VFW District 2 – Patriot Pen
VFW Department of California – Patriot Pen – 2nd Runner up

Read his essay
2021-2022 Patriot’s Pen Program California Winners
a. 1st – Connor Machado of Springville. Sponsored by Post 9499 in District 6.
b. 2nd – Hussein Hirani of Lake Forest. Sponsored by Post 6024 in District 2.
c. 3rd – William Wang of Pleasanton. Sponsored by Post 6298 in District 10.

To participate in the Patriot Pen Program

Fill out the Patriots Pen Program Entry Form
Read and follow the instructions in the Patriots Pen Brochure
Drop off your Package at your nearest VFW Post

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