Americanism/Patriotic Instructor-Department Chairman 2019-2020
Kelli Lee
5322 Colodny Dr. #5
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
1(310)490-3071 Email:
Americanism-This program is all about promoting patriotism. Members foster love of America by teaching young people and new citizens about our heritage. Each year, Auxiliary members present flags to schools and civic clubs, hold essay contests in schools, participate in parades and other displays on holidays, hold POW/MIA awareness ceremonies, get out the vote programs, patriotic parades, citizenship classes, etc. 

2019-2020 Americanism Program 
July Promotion
Updated August Promotion
Special Project: Who is your American Hero form
September Promotion-History of POW Flag & Gold Star Mothers
October Promotion
November Promotion
December 2019 & January 2020 Promotion

Americanism National Ambassador Program
Teacher of the Year
Without our nation’s veterans, America wouldn't be the great nation it is today. Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America.

The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. Each year, a classroom elementary, junior high and high school teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics — for at least half of the school day in a classroom environment — can be nominated for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Winners receive:

  • A $1,000 award for professional development expenses.
  • A $1,000 award for his/her school.
  • Two award plaques: one for the teacher, the other for his/her school.
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference to receive their award. 
Flag Education

POW/MIA Recognition

Promote Patriotism

Promote Patriotism

Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award