Congratulations to the VFW State Department winners of the 2016-2017 Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. The theme was "My Responsibility to America."

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Alabama

ALABAMA

Brooke Watkins

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Alaska

ALASKA

Emily Gage

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Arizona

ARIZONA

Shana Edwards

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Arkansas

ARKANSAS

Grace Lehfeldt

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California

CALIFORNIA

Savannah Wittman

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Colorado

COLORADO

Faith Spino

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Connecticut

CONNECTICUT

Meghan Hebert

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Delaware

DELAWARE

Olivia Anderson

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Colorado

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Laura Latendresse

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Europe

EUROPE

Sawyer Getschman

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Florida

FLORIDA

Emma Scott

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Georgia

GEORGIA

Zoe Neal

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Hawaii

HAWAII

Mei-Ying Croddy

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Idaho

IDAHO

Katherine Fastabend

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Illinois

ILLINOIS

Aidan Busch

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Indiana

INDIANA

Faith Murrell

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Iowa

IOWA

Katie Simpson

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Kansas

KANSAS

Kaitlin Larson

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Kentucky

KENTUCKY

Taylor Chatmon

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Louisiana

LOUISIANA

Caitlyn Waters

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Maine

MAINE

Kiley Eckstein

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Maryland

MARYLAND

Colton Ramsey

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Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS

Stephanie Tam

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Michigan

MICHIGAN

Emma Freshcorn

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Minnesota

MINNESOTA

Chyelle Dvorak

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Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI

Dylan Carpenter

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Missouri

MISSOURI

Brandon Lee

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Montana

MONTANA

Allison Reinhardt

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Nebraska

NEBRASKA

Thomas Hosford

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Nevada

NEVADA

Zachary Anderson

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New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Samuel Needleman

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New Jersey

NEW JERSEY

Olivia Monteleone

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New Mexico

NEW MEXICO

Daniel Caroe

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New York

NEW YORK

Alaha Nasari

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North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA

Abigail Wall

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North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA

Benjamin Yantes

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Ohio

OHIO

Gabrielle Jones

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Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA

William Church

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Oregon

OREGON

Mackyle Little

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Pacific Areas

PACIFIC AREAS

Madison Ward

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Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA

Haley Butina

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Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO

John Overstreet

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Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND

Steven Marsocci

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South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA

Samantha Calcutt

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South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA

Max Hawkins

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Tennessee

TENNESSEE

Michael Cody

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Texas

TEXAS

Adam DeYoung

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Utah

UTAH

Alyssa Muller

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Vermont

VERMONT

Ryan Arel

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Virginia

VIRGINIA

Jay Falk

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Washington

WASHINGTON

Erica Roloff

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West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA

Luke Maynus

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Wisconsin

WISCONSIN

Sarah Brown

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Wyoming

WYOMING

Courtney Michael

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