VFW members Tony Buysse left, and John DeSmet, right, pose with the VFW Scholarships winners Mya Lozinski and Truman Wambeke.

VFW announces scholarship winners

Mya Lozinski and Truman Wambeke were announced as the VFW Scholarship winners for 2022.
The scholarship consisted of an essay contest. The question posed to those participating was "What does it mean to be related to a veteran?
Lozinski and Wambeke turned in the winning essays and each received a $250 scholarship recently. The winning essays are printed to the below:

Mya Lozinski
I have grown up around two grandfathers that have been in the Army. I also have two cousins, from my mom's side, that serve in the Air Force and Navy. Their participation means a lot to my family and me. We appreciate our family members that fight for our country. It means so much to me to know that I continue to have freedom because of the fight my grandfathers and cousins have put up for our country. I believe that is incredibly important to respect the people that fought for our country and continue to fight for our country. I am the most thankful for these four people in my life and have the utmost respect for them. I believe that people should have the utmost respect for those people who have fought for our freedom and our country. If it were not for those people, we would not have the freedom we have today. Many people are jealous of America for the freedom we have, but we only have the people in the military to thank for this. These people in my life made a huge impact because they are role models to me and everyone else.

Truman Wambeke
I have a personal connection to two veterans. Both of my grandfathers served in the United States Army. One served from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War, and one served from 1969 to 1971 during the Vietnam War. I am proud to say my grandfathers are veterans. All veterans have made many sacrifices for things most of us take for granted. They all went through training to learn to fight and defend the freedoms for all citizens of the United States of America. Veterans take pride in their uniforms. They have pride in continuing to serve fellow veterans, troops and local communities. They have pride in the American flag and what it stands for. the flag is a symbol of the American principles of democracy, justice and freedom, and the memory of those who have sacrificed their lives defending these principles of the United States of America. It means the world to me that both of my grandfathers are veterans. I am proud of everything they stand for. God bless all of our past and present veterans.

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