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Jaesun Yirsa takes 3rd at state for his Patriots Pin essay contest

 

March 31, 2021

Jaesun Yirsa is a 7th grade home school student and the son of Petra and Justin Yirsa. Jaesun said he likes writing and has a very patriotic family. “It’s an honor for me.” Marty and Tamee Havrilla, from Fort Benton, both air force veterans, presented his award. Marty represents post 447 VFW in Fort Benton, and Tamee is a state VFW Auxiliary officer. VFW Post 447 just celebrated its 75th anniversary.

The 2020-21 Patriots Pin Theme this year was “What is Patriotism to Me?” Jaesun was required to write a 300-400-word essay. The goal and purpose of the Patriots Pin contest a...



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