"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:

Promotes Patriotism by celebrating America’s Patriotic Days.

Teaches respect and proper care for the U.S. Flag.

Flag Education for Kids

Federal Flag Code

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.

There were 67 entries submitted for the VFW Patriot's Pen youth essay contest form students of Cardinal Middle School this year. The patriotic theme was Why I Honor the American Flag. Attached are some examples. Thanks from the members of VFW Post 9678 to all the students that participated and the staff of educators at CMS for making this a priority.