VFW Announces Online Video Contest Winners

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Five contestants have been selected as winners of the VFW's 'Honor a Veteran' contest. Videos were judged on creativity, originality and how well they honor our nation's veterans.

Five contestants have been selected as winners of the VFW's 'Honor a Veteran' contest. Videos were judged on creativity, originality and how well they honor our nation's veterans.

"Selecting a winner wasn't easy," said George Lisicki, VFW national commander. "We received a number of high-quality entrants. It was truly touching to see how much effort people put into creating videos that honor our service members--current and past. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in this historic event, either as a contestant or as a voter. You are all winners."

The winners areā€¦James Renfroe (1st Place--a vacation package for two to Orlando, FL from Southwest Airlines Vacations); Lloyd Tremmel and Julie Bradbury (2nd Place Tie--a Wii System with a sport package plus a $500 game store gift card); and Bob Cook and Jesse Simpkins (3rd Place Tie--a $750 gift card to an electronics superstore). To view videos created by these and other authors, please visit the official contest website.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., the VFW is the nation's largest organization for combat veterans. The VFW assists veterans and their families obtain veterans' entitlements and other services and works for the well being of those serving on active duty, in the National Guard and in the Reserves. The VFW was founded in 1899. The 2.3 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries are located in 8,400 VFW Posts worldwide. Through a system of service officers, it assists all veterans and their families in obtaining veterans entitlements and other services. As an organization of former servicemen and women, the VFW remains committed to our national security and the well being of those serving on active duty, in the National Guard and the Reserves.
The contest was produced and promoted through the AIMS (Accelerated Interactive Media Saturation) program offered by SiteEDGE Agency, an interactive marketing firm located in Kansas City.

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