Army Heritage Center Foundation Upcoming Dinner Events

The Army Heritage Center Foundation will host two special events at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) during 2013 to help its members and the community honor the U.S. Army, its Soldiers, their families, and its Veterans.

 

The Army Heritage Center Foundation will host two special events at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) during 2013 to help its members and the community honor the U.S. Army, its Soldiers, their families, and its Veterans.

 

On Friday, June 21, the Foundation will host a dinner and special program to commemorate the U.S. Army’s 238th Birthday.    For years, in major cities across the country the Army’s birthday has been celebrated.  However, celebrations in Central Pennsylvania have been modest.  “The development of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center provides us a perfect venue to celebrate the Army birthday“ said MG Robert Scales, Chair of the Army Heritage Center Foundation.  “We hope that with our large retiree population and the presence of many Soldiers currently serving in the Pennsylvania National Guard and Army Reserves we should be able to sponsor an event which highlights their and the Army’s service to the Nation.”

 

The Army Heritage Center Foundation is moving it annual membership dinner to November 8th.  “For the past several years, the Foundation has held its annual membership in September. We decided to move the event to November to better connect USAHEC’s telling of the Army story one soldier at a time with the Nation’s efforts to honor its Veterans over the Veterans Day Weekend” said MG Robert Diamond, the Foundation’s Board President.  “Both events will be held in the Visitor and Education Center at USAHEC to better showcase this outstanding facility to the Foundation’s membership and the public” said Mike Perry, the Foundation’s Executive Director.

 

The Foundation plans to honor its annual Living Legend awardee during the Army Birthday dinner and will highlight its MG John Armstrong and Boots on the Ground awardees at the membership dinner. Through these awards, the Foundation honors Veterans past and present, those who support Soldiers and their families, and those who support the Army Heritage Center Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center’s efforts to grow and facilitate “Telling the Army Story . . . one Soldier at a time.”  In addition, the annual membership dinner will also include a silent auction and musical performances.

 

 

The Army Heritage Center Foundation will be seeking sponsors to enhance these programs. For information about the dinners or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Foundation Offices at (717) 258-1102 or info@armyheritage.org.

 

About the Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

 

The Military Heritage Foundation, doing business as the Army Heritage Center Foundation, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that, through donated support, is funding the construction of the public components of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center—the Visitor and Education Center (VEC) and the Army Heritage Center.  As the phased construction program is completed, the Foundation transfers these facilities to the Army to operate, staff, and maintain as part of the Center. The Foundation will then focus on “margin of excellence support” to meet the needs of educational programs and other activities at USAHEC where federal funds are inadequate or unavailable. 

 

The Foundation completed its Voices of the Past capital campaign in 2010 with the construction of Phase One of the Visitor and Education Center, a key component of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center campus. Opened to the public on May 20, 2011, the Visitor and Education Center is the focal point for the campus, containing the first large exhibit gallery and hosting educational activities on the USAHEC Campus.

 

The Foundation is now is seeking grants and donations for its Build on Success Campaign to build Phase Two of the Visitor and Education Center and to create an endowment to sustain and enhance educational programs. The Foundation’s education program coordinates National History Day in Pennsylvania, complements the Center’s programs and exhibits, and is a state approved continuing education provider. The Foundation also supports and enhances USAHEC’s public outreach by supporting marketing initiatives and serving as a public advocate of the Center’s mission and programs.

 

USAHEC is dedicated to educating and preserving the legacy of the men and women who have served their nation as Soldiers. The Center's mission is to educate a broad audience on the heritage of the Army by acquiring, preserving and making available historical records, materials and artifacts. A unique Army and public asset, USAHEC is the Army’s only historical organization chartered to acquire and preserve the personal history of our Soldiers through their photos, letters, diaries, and artifacts. USAHEC staff then makes these resources available to the public through accessible archives, engaging education programs, and world-class interpretive displays. Learn more about USAHEC at www.usahec.org.