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On Friday the 6th of July from 6-8PM the Arab American National Museum Enshrined Jamal Baadani's Uniform


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 Expanded Exhibits Feature Yemeni Achievement

 Arab American National Museum

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The Arab American National Museum is proud to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of the Yemeni American community with expanded displays in the Museum's Coming To America and Living In America exhibits. The achievements of Ohio surgeon Dr. Rashid Abdu, U.S. Marine Jamal Baadani (right), and the founders of YABA, the Yemeni American Benevolent Association, are now chronicled on the Museum walls, on permanent display. The new Yemeni exhibits will have their official debut from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 6, during a reception at the AANM. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 313.624.0200 or emailing [email protected].  

Service Members Parade in Dearborn

Over 80 Arab American military service members, veterans, and their families made history Monday, representing the first Arab American veterans organization ever to take part in a Memorial Day parade.  The Association of Patriotic Arab Americans in the Military (APAAM) marched down Michigan Avenue in Dearborn’s holiday parade to honor all war dead, and to draw attention to the patriotism of servicemen and women of Arab American descent.  Ron Amen, facility manager for the Arab American National Museum and a veteran of the Vietnam War, was among the marchers, some of whom came from as far away as New York and California to be a part of this historic event.

US flag To learn about the lives and stories of Arab American veterans, come see the Arab American National Museum’s Living in America exhibit.  Our latest addition includes the story of the serviceman who founded the Association of Patriotic Arab Americans in the Military, Gunnery Sgt. Jamal S. Baadani of the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Baadani was 10 when his family came to the U.S. from Yemen; he enlisted at age 17 and went on to a distinguished career, including assignments in translation and security in the Middle East. He founded APAAM in response to the backlash suffered by Arab and Muslim Americans after Sept. 11, 2001. Baadani received the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards in 2002 for his community outreach efforts.






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