The 1814 Society members have elected to sponsor the artistic representation of the U.S. Army battle streamers in the main lobby of the National Museum of the United States Army. The colored glass renditions of the battle streamers will honor the 11 wars and 187 campaigns in which the U.S. Army has fought since the birth of our nation.
A U.S. Army unit displays its history through its colors which serve as a proud symbol of the unit’s role in Army history. The Army battle streamers will be represented in the Museum by a series of colorful and dramatic glass panels in the ceiling that will be illuminated through high windows in the Museum’s grand lobby.
In 2012, BG Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. (USA-Ret.) thanked The 1814 Society members for their support and invited them to vote on a list of eight naming opportunities including gallery exhibits, artifacts, and gathering areas within the Museum.
“In selecting the battle streamers sponsorship, The 1814 Society is honoring the Army’s heritage and unit symbols with which Soldiers identify,” commented Abrams. “Having their sponsorship in the main entrance, and one of the first things that visitors will see, seems only appropriate for this elite group of individual donors who have been supporting the Museum from the beginning.”
According to Abrams, over 800 members of The 1814 Society have raised $2.6 million for the National Army Museum’s capital campaign and they are well on their way to ensuring this $5 million sponsorship. Individuals are invited to join The 1814 Society with a gift of $1,000 or more. For their commitment, these donors also receive special benefits and invitations to Museum-related events throughout the year.
“The 1814 Society provides members with unique opportunities to mix with the decision makers who are planning and creating the Museum,” said Beth Schultz Seaman, Manager of The 1814 Society. “This naming opportunity is just another way for this special group of supporters to be engaged in the Museum and to be recognized for their efforts.”
For more information, or to join The 1814 Society, contact Beth Schultz Seaman at (703) 879-0006.