Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country

Patriots & Peacemakers:
Arab Americans in Service
to Our Country

Extended through August 12, 2012 
Main Floor Gallery 
Free with Museum admission

Arab Americans have been an integral part of the United States of America since its inception, contributing to our society in myriad ways, including public service. Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country tells true stories of heroism and self-sacrifice that affirm the important role Arab Americans have played in our country throughout its history.

Patriots & Peacemakers highlights three specific areas of service: the U.S. Armed Forces, diplomatic service and the Peace Corps. Personal narratives highlight Arab American men and women of different national and religious backgrounds. The exhibition also encourages visitors to consider how commitment to service impacts them in their daily lives. 

A companion exhibition, Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”?, highlights the stories of seven diverse individuals, their service to their country during World War II and their civic engagement that helped to change American democracy for the betterment of all. 

Both exhibitions are free with Museum admission and on display through June 10, 2012.


For the Patriots & Peacemakers bibliography, click HERE.

To download and print the Patriots & Peacemakers brochure, click HERE.

For information about booking, please contact Elizabeth Chilton at

Lt. Col. James Jabara

James Jabara
United States Air Force

Marcelle Wahba

Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba
Foreign Service

Ahmed Naguib

Ahmed Naguib
Peace Corps
Rwanda, 2009-2011

Patriots & Peacemakers was made possible with support from

Ford Foundation Kresge Foundation

Chevron Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The AANM gratefully acknowledges the following individuals for their contributions to Patriots & Peacemakers:

Sen. Dan Inouye; Rep. John D. Dingell; Sen. Carl Levin; Sen. Debbie Stabenow



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