VFW Post 448 in Pittsfield and VFW Post 8183 in Housatonic have earned the 2014-2015 Veterans of Foreign Wars "Voice of Democracy Award" for their participation in the Voice of Democracy Program activities.

Each year, the VFW presents its Voice of Democracy essay program to high schools throughout Berkshire County. The program provides the opportunity for high school students to think, write and speak up for democracy and compete for scholarships and incentives.

This year's essay theme is "My Vision For America."

Post 448 Voice of Democracy program chairman is Arnold M. Perras, and Post 8183 chairman is John P. Bubriski.