Congratulations to the VFW State Department winners of the 2017-2018 Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. The theme was "American History: Our Hope for the Future."

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Alabama

ALABAMA

William Merrill

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Alaska

ALASKA

Christina Chatfield

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Arizona

ARIZONA

Annabel Peltzer

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Arkansas

ARKANSAS

Lauren Haley

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California

CALIFORNIA

Natasha Martinez Alvarado

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Colorado

COLORADO

Caitlyn Olson

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Connecticut

CONNECTICUT

Sean Humphrey

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Delaware

DELAWARE

Timothy Venable

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Europe

EUROPE

Sean Hogan

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Florida

FLORIDA

Kaitlyn Kiekintveld

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Georgia

GEORGIA

Mattilyn Winburn

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Hawaii

HAWAII

Luke Jones

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Idaho

IDAHO

Jacob Francis

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Illinois

ILLINOIS

Thomas Pearson

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Indiana

INDIANA

Keeley Higley

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Iowa

IOWA

Sean Liddiard

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Kansas

KANSAS

Morgan Wilcox

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Kentucky

KENTUCKY

Sean Belhumeur

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Louisiana

LOUISIANA

Erich Loewer

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Maine

MAINE

Owen Martin

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Maryland

MARYLAND

Robyn Anzulis

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Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS

Katrina Schell

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Michigan

MICHIGAN

Emma Russell

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Minnesota

MINNESOTA

Logan Ledman

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Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI

Sarah Prather

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Missouri

MISSOURI

Lydia Eason

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Montana

MONTANA

Austin Amestoy

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Nebraska

NEBRASKA

Krista Wamhoff

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Nevada

NEVADA

Charity Hernandez

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New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Emily Daine

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New Jersey

NEW JERSEY

Charles Hermesmann

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New Mexico

NEW MEXICO

Rachel Penner

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New York

NEW YORK

Kristen Bednarczyk

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North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA

Elliot Paul

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North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA

Maria Sebekow

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Ohio

OHIO

Gianna Jones

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Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA

Weston Church

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Oregon

OREGON

Philip Dunagan

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Pacific Areas

PACIFIC AREAS

Caitlin Omey

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Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA

Justin Grosvenor

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Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO

Victor Reynoso

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Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND

Marissa Berardo

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South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA

Brandon Davis

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South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA

Olivia Heinecke

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Tennessee

TENNESSEE

Mary Golden

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Texas

TEXAS

James Witt

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Utah

UTAH

Abigail Clawson

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Vermont

VERMONT

Sofia Gulick

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Virginia

VIRGINIA

Emily Moore

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Washington

WASHINGTON

Hannah Doyle

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West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA

Seth Polk

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Wisconsin

WISCONSIN

Hannah Brown

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Wyoming

WYOMING

Jacob Brogdon

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