Essay Contest To Honor Veterans

Nassau Executive Edward Mangano has announced the “Operation Hometown Hero” essay contest, which is intended to honor the nation’s veterans. Winners will be invited to participate in an “Armor Experience” on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, sponsored by Stop & Shop at the Museum of American Armor located inside Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

“I encourage residents to honor America’s veterans by paying tribute to their bravery and sacrifice in our Operation Hometown Hero essay contest,” said Mangano. “Thank you to Stop & Shop for sponsoring this important program, and to the Museum of American Armor for hosting our winners for what is sure to be an educational experience.”

Nassau residents are invited to submit a brief essay about veterans in their family, or those they know—including a submission of scanned vintage family photos, letters or other mementos regarding military service. Essays must be submitted by Oct. 20. Submissions will be reviewed by leaders from various veterans’ organizations, and winners will be selected by the end of October and offered an Armor Experience on Veterans Day.

Participants may mail submission: Operation Hometown Hero at the Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York 11804, or email