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Thursday, 01 February 2018
By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

February is Black History Month — a time when we honor the remarkable contributions of African Americans who have shaped the growth and culture our great nation.  

Black History Month was pioneered in 1926 by Dr. Carter Woodson’s extraordinary efforts, and declared a national month of observance by President Gerald Ford in 1976. Each year in February, communities across America continue to promote, preserve and commemorate the tremendous influence of African-American men and women in our country.

This year’s theme, “African Americans in Times of War,” calls our attention to the triumphs and challenges of all African-American patriots during conflict. Over the past two centuries, from the frontiers of North America to the deserts of Iraq, African Americans have fought to preserve liberties for all Americans.

The United States armed forces remain the greatest team on Earth due to diversity of its people. This month on Fort Leonard Wood, we take time to thank our black Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, civilians and families for their selfless service.

We are proud to serve with you. Victory starts here, victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)

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