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Garces Takes 3rd Place in Essay Contest

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce Isabella Garces, a seventh-grade student at Gallagher Middle School in Smithfield, R.I., has been named the third-place winner and recipient of a $3,500 award in the 2017-18 Patriot's Pen essay contest.  Isabella, who was sponsored by VFW Post 2929 and its Auxiliary in Smithfield, R.I., wrote her winning essay based on this year’s theme, “America’s Gift to My Generation.”