VFW plans contest

TICONDEROGA Just in time for Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has unveiled a new online contest to honor veterans, according to Nancy Paquette of Ticonderoga VFW Post 146.

All members of the public are invited to participate by creating a video honoring any U.S. military veteran. Prizes include a trip for two to Orlando, Fla., courtesy of Southwest Airlines Vacations, two Nintendo Wii systems and gift cards to national retailers.

Millions of Americans have a friend, family member or loved one who is a veteran, said George Lisicki, VFW national commander. With the Honor a Veteran contest, they can now share that respect and love with the world. Regardless of a persons stance on politics or the war, our veterans deserve to be honored for their sacrifice and bravery. This contest gives everyone the chance to do just that.

The deadline for entering the contest is Nov. 3. Winners will be announced on Veterans Day. Videos will be judged on creativity, originality and how well they honor veterans.

The contest is being produced and promoted through the Accelerated Interactive Media Saturation program offered by SiteEDGE Agency, an interactive marketing firm located in Kansas City.

Janice Thompson, managing director of SiteEDGE Agency said, We are honored to be a part of helping the VFW with this important project. We hope to raise the profile of veterans and the VFW in the online world by hosting and promoting this historic event.

For more information or to enter the contest, visit the official contest website http://www.honoravet.org/default.php .

For more information, contact Troy Danderson at 816-968-2752 or Email tdanderson@vfw.org

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