Army Historical Foundation Compares Historic Army Artifacts to Black Friday Deals in Promotion of #GivingTuesday

Arlington, Va. The Army Historical Foundation, headquartered in Arlington, Va., has spokespeople available to discuss the Foundation’s participation in #GivingTuesday. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 2. The proceeds of the Foundation’s campaign will support the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Va.

#GivingTuesday is a quickly-growing global movement to follow the commercial spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with charitable donations made on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

This is the first year that the Foundation will participate. To encourage contributions to the museum campaign, the Foundation launched “Operation #GivingTuesday.”   On social media this month, AHF has compared the types of historical artifacts that will be preserved in the National Army Museum with the deals shoppers may find on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Posts have included:

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The Secretary of the Army designated the Foundation to lead the campaign to build the museum. Every American military service with the notable exception of the U.S. Army has a national museum to tell its story. Thirty million men and women have served in the Army, the nation’s oldest and largest service.

To request an interview with campaign spokespeople about the National Museum of the U.S. Army, or for more information about the museum campaign, please contact Susan Smullen at 703-562-4173; susan.smullen@armyhistory.org.

About The Army Historical Foundation

The Army Historical Foundation establishes, assists, and promotes programs and projects which preserve the history of the American Soldier and promote public understanding of and appreciation for the contributions by all components of the U.S. Army and its members. The Foundation serves as the Army’s official fundraising entity for the Capital Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army.  The Museum will be constructed at Fort Belvoir, Va., to honor the service and sacrifice of all American Soldiers who have served since the Army’s inception in 1775.  For more information about the Foundation, the National Museum of the United States Army, and the Soldier’s Registry, visit www.armyhistory.org.

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