Holocaust remembrance essay, display contest coming up

Updated: Apr. 13, 2017 at 3:32 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - If you have a knack for writing or making displays and live or work on Redstone Arsenal, this contest is for you.

Team Redstone is hosting the 2017 Days of Remembrance and Holocaust Remembrance Observance on April 24.

A portion of this event will be dedicated to an essay and a display contest. The theme is "Learning from the Holocaust - The Strength of the Human Spirit."

Officials say Equal Opportunity Ethnic Observances are holding the contest to "enhance cross-cultural awareness among all soldiers, civilian employees and their families. These observances recognize the achievements and contributions made by members of specific racial, ethnic or gender groups in our society. The observances should also promote understanding, teamwork, harmony, pride and esprit among all groups, not just within the specific group being honored."

If you're a Department of Defense employee, contractor, soldier or dependent, you're invited to participate.

The essays are  April 14. It must be two pages, double-spaced.

These are the requirements:

  1. Recognize achievements and contributions
  2. Provide education and awareness of the celebration
  3. Relationship to the theme
  4. Originality
  5. Paragraph and sentence structure

But if you want to put together a display, the contest judging will take place April 17.

Redstone officials say the awards for each category will be presented to the winners at the observance event.

The Holocaust Days of Remembrance week will be observed from April 23 through April 30.

The Remembrance Observance will be at 10 a.m. April 24 at the Bob Jones Auditorium Sparkman Center, building 5304.

For contest rules and to submit your essay, contact Travis Otis, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command at 256-450-5812 or email

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