Lt. Col. James Jabara

James Jabara 
U.S. Air Force 

Marcelle Wahba

Ambassador Marcelle Wahba
U.S. Foreign Service 


Ahmed Naguib

Ahmed Naguib 
Peace Corps, Rwanda

Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans 
in Service to Our Country

Feb. 16 - April 14, 2013
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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, created by the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, also encourages visitors to consider how commitment to service impacts them in their daily lives.

This multi-media, interactive traveling exhibit will be displayed at the Japanese American National Museum beginning Saturday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, April 14, 2013. and is the culmination of four years of research on men and women who have served our nation with dignity, loyalty and sacrifice.



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

For the Patriots & Peacemakers bibliography, click HERE.

For information about renting this exhibition, please contact Elizabeth Chilton at 313.624.0227 or HERE.



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


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