Established in 1947, the Veteran's of Foreign War 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.
In the picture labeled VOD group the line up is Joel Sebastian, Mitch Turner, John Shirley (VFW), Terry Connely (VFW), Sean Belhumeur, Dylan Boling.
In the picture labeled Sean Belhumeur VOD the line up is Terry Connely (VFW), Sean Belhumeur, John Shirley (VFW) and Geoff Besecker.