Featured Grassroots Spotlight: Daniel Sundeen

More and more supporters of the campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army have volunteered to join the Grassroots Volunteer program. To date, the program has 469 volunteers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and two locations overseas. One of these dedicated volunteers is Specialist Daniel Sundeen (USA-Ret.) of Giddings, Texas. He has been a member of the Grassroots team for over a year and half. Daniel, who served in the Army from 2005-2008 and deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2007, has been very active in promoting the future National Army Museum to his community and beyond. Some of his volunteer activities include distribution of Museum materials to various VFW and American Legion posts, the DAV Chapter, area VA offices, City Halls and Chambers of Commerce. This past fall, he had the opportunity to participate in the Fort Hood Retiree Appreciation Day, where he reached hundreds of attendees while manning a table exhibit that represented the Museum.

Additionally, Daniel has worked to send press releases to various newspapers all around Texas. He explained, “I started with the big cities and moved to the smaller towns. I still have several more city newspapers that I plan to contact.” Daniel recalled that growing up he watched members of his family work on a political campaign and wanted to be involved in this type of community work himself. For him, volunteering for the Museum campaign “has been a dream come true.”

When asked why a National Army Museum should be built, he noted, “I think it is very important for an Army Museum to be built because it will help spread the message about our wonderful, tremendous Army, its history, and the history that continues to be made today.”

Are you interested in spreading the word about the Museum and raising funds in your community? Join Daniel and the hundreds of other Grassroots Volunteers! Contact Beth Schultz Seamen at (703) 879-0006 or beth.schultz@armyhistory.org

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