Enter the 4th annual Veterans Day Student Essay Contest

Photo courtesy of Twitter/@JoeCrowleyNY
Photo courtesy of Twitter/@JoeCrowleyNY

It’s time to show off your writing chops.

Congressman Joe Crowley is hosting his 4th annual Veterans Day student essay contest to pay tribute to our armed forces.

The contest asks students to write about what it means to commemorate the holiday.

The winning essay will be entered into the Congressional Record, while the second and third place finishers will receive congressional recognition.

“The sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform are not lost on our youth,” Crowley said. “Each year, I’m moved by the personal stories shared by students who come from military families, as well as the deep appreciation they have at such a young age for the work our service members do to keep us safe.”

“This contest encourages students to pause and reflect on the contributions of our armed forces and it gives our youth a platform to express their gratitude.”

The competition is open to students in grades 6 through 8 who live in Crowley’s congressional district.

Essays are due in his Jackson Heights district office (82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402) by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31.

Guidelines for the contest include:

  • Essays should be no longer than 500 words
  • Essay must be typed or written in black or blue ink
  • Students must include their name, school, grade and contact information
  • Essays should be emailed to crowley.events@mail.house.gov or mailed/delivered to:
    • Office of Congressman Joseph Crowley 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402 Jackson Heights, NY 11372

For more information, call their office at 718-779-1400.

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