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.
Read more about the Americanism Program through the following reports from our WI Americanism Program Chair Sally Lamers:
"Americanism 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.
You can find all of the following forms and documents in Malta on the National VFW Auxiliary website:
Flag Education for Kids
Flag Etiquette at Parades
Flag Exchange Card-Fillable
America's Patriotic Days
Respect for Flag Citation Sports
Respect for the Flag letter to Schools
The National Anthem & Pledge Bookmarks
Understanding VFW Auxiliary Traditions PDF & Video