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Cona Elder Law Sponsors Student Essay Contest to Celebrate Armed Forces Day – Deadline April 10



In recognition of Armed Forces Day in May, Cona Elder Law, estate planning and elder law firm based in Melville, is raising awareness of the contributions by veterans with a student essay contest on L.I.

The contest is open to elementary, middle and high school students.  Three winners will be chosen from each level and awarded a savings bond.

“Because of the work I do with seniors, many of whom are Veterans, I hope to give young people an opportunity to think about their love for this country and the immense respect due the Veterans and active military personnel who secure our freedom every day,” says Melissa Negrin-Wiener, partner, Cona Elder Law.

Students may choose to write on either of the following topics:

  • What America Means to Me
  • My Armed Forces Hero

Essays should be between 500 – 1,000 words and are due by April 10, 2012.  They should include: name of school, grade level, telephone number, street address, email address.

Submit the essay via email to or mail it to:

Cona Elder Law
225 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 200
Melville, New York 11747.

For more information, call 631-390-5000.

All of the winners will be honored by May 19, 2012 at an Armed Forces Day Celebration held at:
Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation at 400 South Service Road, Melville, NY 11747 from 10:30 AM – 2 PM.

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May.

The day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. In 1962, President Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday.

Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island.  The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others.   Cona Elder Law attorneys are frequent contributors to Newsday’s Act II “Ask the Expert” column and have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, News 55, Channel 21 "Act II With Newsday" and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM and WFAN.

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Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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