Commentary

February 21, 2014

Scout Speaks

This year as we celebrate “Civil Rights in America” during African American/Black History Month, we also mark the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which was a result of the historic march on Washington in 1963. These events are forever linked in American history. People from every creed, color and background shared in these highpoints that now bind us as a Nation.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the crescendo of this country’s struggle to make America a better place for all citizens. The Armed Forces served as a catalyst for these and many other events set in motion by the 1948 Presidential order to desegregate the military. From African American Patriots of the Revolutionary War to the Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen and Soldiers who serve valiantly on freedom’s frontier today, African Americans have always selflessly served to make this Nation free and equal for all. These advancements in civil rights have enabled us to field a diverse force defined by notable character. Together, the Total Army has earned America’s trust as the Strength of the Nation, and in doing so we all serve honorably to contribute to global stability and a better world.

We are truly grateful for the sacrifices and contributions of our African American Soldiers, Civilians and Families, who have played a tremendous part in the Army’s success. We encourage Army units and agencies to honor these great Americans by holding appropriate commemorative activities to celebrate African American/Black History Month. Army Strong!




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

2014 Antiterrorism Awareness Message

What are the dangers which menace us? If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against. ~ James Monroe, 1st Inaugural Address, March 4, 1817 August marks the Army’s fifth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Each year, we improve our defenses through increased threat awareness and organizational and individual protection measures. Throughout...
 
 

Three things to know during Anti-terrorism Awareness Month

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Each year, the Army sets aside August to raise awareness of its ongoing efforts to protect Soldiers and their Families, Department of the Army Civilians and contractors from terrorist threats. Here are a few things to always keep in mind: The threat is real According to a recent article by the...
 
 
J.D. Leipold

Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the s...
 

 

Odierno: Information, instability travel at similar speeds

ASPEN, Colo. – As the world has become more interconnected and information travels faster than ever before, it also has become more unpredictable and dangerous, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said here last night. “People now understand more about what other people might have, what they might want, how much control they want...
 
 
Deutsches-Currywurst-Museum

Allied Soldiers influenced the creation of Berlin’s popular street food snack

It is a street food so iconic it has its own flavor of potato chips, a song, Google doodle and a museum. The Currywurst is a memorable part of most service members and their Families’ experience in Germany. But how many peopl...
 
 
Courtesy Photo

Army has ally in Natick lab

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Army John McHugh, left, learns about the hypobaric chamber at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine during a March 15, 2012, visit to Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massach...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin