To the Editor:

Dear VFW Post 6471 Members, It is with great pleasure and appreciation that I write to you this evening.

My son, Enrique de la Rosa, (6th grader at The Dorset School) is the 1st place winner of the Patriot's Pen essay contest. As if winning and receiving the very generous check of $300 (thank you!) wasn't enough, Enrique was also asked to read his essay at the Veteran's Day Celebration on Monday, November 11th. He was delighted to be recognized with this honor.

I think I have never seen him stand so straight and be so proud of himself as I watched him walk to the podium, take the microphone and start to read his essay. It is opportunities like these that shape our young people into the leaders of tomorrow.

As his mother, I wanted to thank you for giving Enrique this wonderful opportunity to stretch and grow towards his full potential.

Nan Bambara

Dorset


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