AHP is honored to announce our 2022 Aalia Award
for Social & Historical Recognition to:
NATIONAL MONTFORD POINT MARINE ASSOCIATION
PRESENTER TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Montford Point Marines was the first African-Americans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps after President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802 n June 1941, prohibiting racial discrimination and establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission.
These first African-American recruits trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, NC from August 26, 1942 until the camp was decommissioned on September 9, 1949. The largest number of black Marines to serve in combat during WW II took part in some of the bloodiest battles from Iwo Jima, Peleiliu, Saipan, and the seizure of Okinawa, with approximately 2,000 seeing action. Montford Marines were important in all major campaigns in Korea and Vietnam.
In recognizing The Montford Point Marines, AHP and its principal partners are committed in showing our apprciation and honoring those Montford Point Marines of WWII. These Marines fought for the right to fight and paved the way so that others could continue to achieve their goals, and when faced with challenges, they can preserver and become successful.
AHP, its' affiliates, principals and partners wish to express our deepest gratitude and condolences to the families and friends of these great African American pioneers and Marines who served and sacrificed for our nation.
To learn more about the Montford Point Marines, visit; www.MontfordPointMarines.org
Raising funds and awareness for the NMPM Assoc. Auxiliary