Why my brick? My family immigrated to the United States when I was nearly ten years old and my sister eleven. The United States provided opportunities to each of us beyond our dreams. When the trumpet summoned during the Vietnam War, I enlisted notwithstanding my reservations about the war as a way to repay the Nation for the blessings it bestowed upon us. Almost coerced to attend the Officer Candidate School, I retired thirty years later at the rank of Colonel, again blessed with enormous opportunities throughout that service. But, it was the twenty years of service by each of my two sons, Michael and Scott, that motivated me to commemorate our family’s service to the Nation — 70 years in all — via this worthy cause. We’re incredibly proud to have served our Nation and her people! (Return to “Why my brick?” Testimonial Page.)
The Army Historical Foundation
The Army Historical Foundation is the designated official fundraising organization for the National Museum of the United States Army.
We were established in 1983 as a member-based, charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We seek to educate future Americans to fully appreciate the sacrifices that generations of American Soldiers have made to safeguard the freedoms of this Nation. Our funding helps to acquire and conserve Army historical art and artifacts, support Army history educational programs, research, and publication of historical materials on the American Soldier, and provide support and counsel to private and governmental organizations committed to the same goals. This is a non-federal entity. It is not part of the department of defense or any of its components, and it has no government status.