(Queens, NY) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced the winner of the second annual Veterans Day essay competition for students in New York’s 14th Congressional District. Krushi Patel, an 8th grader at I.S. 61 in Corona, placed first out of nearly 500 students who participated. Crowley presented Krushi with a statement that was entered into the Congressional Record and requested an American flag be flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of her essay.
On December 21, 2012, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Sierra Club Mission Outdoors announced the three winners of their first annual Veterans Day Essay and Photo Contest.
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“For our first-ever Veterans Day essay competition I was thrilled to see so many students from across the district express their appreciation for and honor the men and women who fight to protect our freedom each and every day,” said Rep. Crowley. “Now, I look forward to being inspired by this year’s entries as our nation gets ready to once again salute the members of our armed forces for all their sacrifices.”