RSVP for Naval Historical Foundation 2013 Annual Meeting

2013-Annual-Meeting-2You are cordially invited to attend the Naval Historical Foundation’s Annual Members Meeting and the ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new “The Battle Behind Bars” exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy’s Cold War Gallery. The exhibit honors the sacrifices of Prisoners of War in the Vietnam War and celebrates the success many experienced after they returned home 40 years ago. The meeting will begin at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 in the Cold War Gallery (bldg 70) at the Washington Navy Yard. A luncheon will follow the presentation.

Admiral Bruce DeMars, our Chairman, and Rear Admiral John T. Mitchell, our President, look forward to welcoming you to the special ceremony for this new exhibit. Former Navy POW Rear Admiral Bob Shumaker, who assisted in the preparation of this compelling exhibit, will introduce the premiere of an NHF underwritten video.

Guests will also receive an update on the Naval Historical Foundation’s successful Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and History (STEM-H) program that will be conducted in July 2013 at the Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, Connecticut. This summer’s program will be our first off-site program, which we plan to offer at other navy museums across the country.

The Foundation’s work is possible only with the participation provided by your membership and contributions for our ongoing work. We appreciate your continued membership and financial support as we build new exhibits for the Navy Museum, expand our STEM-H initiative, support the War of 1812 bicentennial, celebrate the Battle of Midway victory and the Navy’s Birthday, organize historical seminars, and promote naval history through social media and our Pull Together newsletter and e-newsletter.

As we continue to build new exhibits in the Cold War Gallery and export our STEM program to other naval sites across the U.S., we want to ask you to consider making a special contribution to support these important NHF initiatives. Your support makes a real difference in preserving and celebrating naval history. Donations can be made online through our GiveDirect site.

To RSVP, please contact us by phone or email:

Director of Development Leslie Cook, (202) 678-4333 ext 6,

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests on June 15th!

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