Senior Leaders Message: African-American History Month

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories

During National African-American History Month, the Army pays tribute to the contributions of past and present generations of African Americans and reaffirms our commitment to keeping the American dream alive for every citizen. This year as we recognize Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories, we reflect upon significant places where African-American history was made, particularly those places which are an important part of our Army's own history ...

The United States Army celebrates the important contributions African-American Soldiers and Civilians have made and continue to make in the building of our great Nation. Their stories represent the qualities of resilience and perseverance. The many historic sites across America made famous by the actions of African Americans help chronicle those generations who fought for an America that truly reflects the ideals enshrined in our founding documents.

During National African-American History Month, we encourage all Soldiers, Civilians, Veterans, and Family members to become more familiar with these historic landmarks where African American history was made. Let us celebrate the rich legacy of African Americans and honor their notable contributions that help make our Army what it is today-a place where people from all walks of life stand proudly together in service to our Nation. Army Strong!

-- Taken from the Army senior leaders tri-signed letter: National African-American History Month

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February 2016

Black History Month: Visit African Americans in the U.S. Army (#BlackHistory or #AfricanAmericanHistory)

Heart Health Month: Visit MEDCOM (#HeartHealth and #HealthyHeart)

Feb. 15: Presidents Day (#PresidentsDay)

March 2016

Brain Injury Awareness Month (#BrainInjuryAwareness)

Women's History Month (#WomensHistory and #WomensHistoryMonth)

March 3: TRADOC State of NCO Development Town Hall (#talk2TRADOC)

March 25: National Medal of Honor Day (#MedalOfHonor)

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- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, speaking to the Caps Radio announcer John Walton during an intermission period at the National Hockey League Washington Capitals Salute to the Military Night

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