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County Executive Mangano Announces Scholarship


The Museum of American Armor today announced an essay program with the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America designed to create a better understanding of the heroes within our own families and those throughout our communities.

The Council serves thousands of youngsters throughout Nassau County and the museum is challenging those scouts to write and submit an essay that relates to the military experiences of those within their own families, neighbors or members of their local veterans organization.  Three winners will be selected from the entries received.

(awards and prizes need to be defined -  from scholarship dollars to Armor vehicle experience for winners and their families or their boy scout troop? We envision about half a dozen prizes that include runner up.)

Museum president and founder, Lawrence Kadish, stated, “The Boy Scouts have a nearly century old tradition of providing educational programs for boys and young adults for the purpose of building character and to provide them with the foundation to be a full, participating partner in our democracy. What better way to assist that goal than to provide the means of reflecting on those who have defended our nation and those Americans who continue to do so?”

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, a recent honoree of the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America, endorsed the effort noting, “Within a mere handful of short months The Museum of American Armor has already become a powerful destination that honors those who have worn the uniform of our country’s military. Equally important, it has become a compelling educational center that presents a new generation of Americans with a much needed history lesson. I am delighted with this emergency partnership between the Scouts and the armor museum.”

Jay Garee, Scout Executive for the Theodore Roosevelt Council, stated, “We are honored to participate in this program and envision this being the first in a series of exciting opportunities for both our scouts and the museum. There is no question that the Museum of American Armor has quickly become an important educational resource for every visitor and our scouts can play an important role in achieving that goal.”

Opened in cooperation with Nassau County and County Executive Edward P. Mangano, The Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a living tribute to every American who has worn the uniform and those who continue to defend our nation today. Its collection includes World War II tanks, artillery, armored cars and weapons that broke the back of the Axis powers some seventy years ago. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Requested donations at the museum are $10, adults; $7, children 5 – 12 (under 5 are free); and $7 for seniors, volunteer firefighters and veterans.

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