Tomorrow, Veteran’s Day, the Arab American National Museum (AANM) will be unveiling a new gallery exhibit entitled Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country. This exhibit tells the stories of heroism and self-sacrifice that affirm the important roles Arab Americans have played in our country throughout its history. CAAP is pleased to share the news of this exhibit that so fully embraces the philanthropic spirit of the Arab American community.

Arab Americans have been an integral part of the United States since its inception, contributing to our society in myriad ways, including public service. This public service constitutes a very concrete and impactful form of philanthropy performed with a willingness and drive to give back to one’s nation.

Patriots & Peacemakers highlights three specific areas of service: the U.S. Armed Forces, diplomatic service and the Peace Corps. Personal narratives highlight Arab American men and women of different national and religious backgrounds from across the nation. The exhibition also encourages visitors to consider what role commitment to service plays in their daily lives.

This exhibition is made possible by Ford Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The exhibit, located in the Main Floor Gallery and free with museum admission, will be open to the public through June 10, 2012. Click here to read more, and please visit if you are in the area!

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