Since the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Muslim Americans have proudly served in the United States military. The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) is privileged to launch two new initiatives to collect, spotlight, and archive the voices of men and women who have served. There are so many Muslim American veterans living today, each with a unique story to tell: we want to hear them all.
In partnership with Washington College (MD) and its Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, MALA is partnering with the National Home Front Project to record, preserve, and share audio interviews with Muslim Americans born in or before 1940. Histories of World War II too often omit the experiences of “home front heroes” the men, women, and children who bought bonds, built planes, endured sacrifices, and kept families together while loved ones served on the front lines. MALA is honored to spotlight Muslim American civilians who contributed to the war effort or whose family members served in World War II as part of “The Greatest Generation.” Learn more
Please complete the form below. If you are nominating a veteran or Homefront Hero, please note this in the “Comment” section at the bottom. Our storytelling team will be in touch to begin the process of recording your (or your nominee’s!) story.