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Martinez 7th Grader a Winner Again in VFW Essay Contest

Martinez Student a Winner in VFW Essay Competition

A Vito Martinez Middle School 7th Grader Natalie Bell has a strong sense of American patriotism that comes from her family which has had several members serve in our armed forces.  Natalie is very good at putting her patriotism into words, and for the second year in a row, she has been selected as a winner in the Bolingbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5917 Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Competition.

In the video, you’ll hear Natalie read a portion of her essay on the topic of “Why Honor the American Flag?” and she’ll tell about how the example of her family members inspires her patriotism along with her dreams and plans for her future.