VFW Voice of Democracy Contest
Madison Haley, first-place winner
Topic: “Why I am Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future”
Perfect, by no means. . . however, Madison’s opening words “Oh man, my heart is pounding” engages the audience with her authenticity. Madison’s reflections on the history of this great country touched my heart and renewed my hope.
This holiday, when they play the national anthem prior to the fireworks display, my gratitude will be with my father who served this country for over 30 years and with our soldiers around the world. I hope that yours will, too.