Date & Time
Friday, November 11, 2016 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event
NMAAHC honors the Centennial year of the end of World War I and leadership in today’s military with two engaging panel discussions. Remembering WWI 2-3:15 PM Jeffrey T. Sammons and John H. Morrow, Jr., who co-wrote Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality along with Brian G. Shellum, author of Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment: The Military Career of Charles Young, and Krewasky A. Salter, author of The Story of Black Military Officers: 1861-1948 and NMAAHC Curator of Double Victory: The African American Military Experience. will discuss the African American presence and contributions to the outcome of the great war. Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises. Reflections on Service 3:30-5:00 PM Army General (Ret) Lloyd J. Austin III (4-Star), Air Force General Darren W. McDew (4-Star), Marine Corps Major General (Ret) Charles F. Bolden (2-Star), Coast Guard Vice Admiral (Ret) Manson K. Brown, (3-Star), Air Force Colonel (Ret) Gail B. Colvin; and Navy Master Chief (FLTCM) April D. Beldo, will reflect on modern day service to the nation and how history & legacy impacted them.