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APAAM JOINS AAI TO COMEMORATE SEPTEMBER 11th  (pictures below)
And
TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR LANCE CORPORAL ISMILE ALTHAIBANI
DURING HIS AWARD CEREMONY FOR PURPLE HEART MEDAL
AWARDED BY ARAB AMERICAN SENATOR JOHN SUNUNU    

On September 11th, The Association of Patriotic Arab Americans in Military attended Arab American Institute’s National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC held September 9th – 12th.  AAI’s National Leadership Conference was a four day long event with attendees coming from all around the country – comprised of over 230 Arab American Leaders and supporters of the Arab American Community. 

We thank AAI for making such a heartfelt effort to organize Arab America on this most important day of remembrance in our history.

 Attendees:

Jamal Baadani – USMC (OEF Vet)   Paul Abernathy – USArmy (Iraq Vet)   Suhaib Elkoun – USMC (Iraq Vet)

Nadim Makdisi – US Army (WWII Vet)Hariton Marachilian – USMC (Iraq Vet)Abdulbasset Montaser – USMC (Iraq Vet)

Mediya Abakar – USMC (Iraq Vet) Abraham Althaibani – USMC (Iraq Vet)Ismile Althaibani – USMC (Iraq Vet)

 

OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE:
(L to R)  Sgt Hariton Marachilian, Cpl Abdulbasset Montaser ,
Sgt Mediya Abakar,  GySgt Jamal S. Baadani ,  Cpl Souhaib Elkoun,
LCpl Ismile Althaibani, LCpl Abraham Althaibani
 

SEPTEMBER 11TH COMMEMORATION LUNCHEON :
(L to R)  Hariton Marachilian (red tie), Abraham Althaibani (black tie),
Nadim Makdisi (WWII Vet), Jamal Baadani, Paul Abernathy,
Souhaib Elkoun, Mediya Abakar, Ismile Althaibani, Abdulbasset Montaser

 

SEPTEMBER 11TH COMMEMORATION LUNCHEON :
 (L to R)  Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform JudaismRev. George Rados, Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church

George Salem
, Chairman of AAI,
Dr. Jim Zogby
, President of AAI,
Imam Mohamed Magid, All Dulles Areas Muslim Society
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon, Interfaith Alliance
 

The Honorable Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) personally congratulates LCpl Ismile Althaibani (6th Comm Bn) for his service in Iraq


The Honorable Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) congratulates Arab American Marines for their service to their country


AWARD FOR SERVICE:

The Honorable Arab American Senator John Sununu (R-NH) on behalf of the Arab American Community officially recognized Arab American US Marine, Lance Corporal Ismile Althaibani for his service in Iraq where he suffered severe wounds in major combat operations in Fallujah in the fall of 2004


(L to R)  Sgt Hariton Marachilian, Cpl Abdulbasset Montaser, Sgt Mediya Abakar,  WWII Vet Nadim Makdisi, GySgt Jamal S. Baadani, Cpl Souhaib Elkoun, LCpl Ismile Althaibani, LCpl Abraham Althaibani
 

APAAM Members meet for first time in person:
Paul Abernathy (US Army Iraq Veteran), Jamal Baadani

The Honorable Arab American Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA) on behalf of the Arab American Community personally congratulated Arab American US Marine, Lance Corporal Ismile Althaibani for his service in Iraq

The Honorable Arab American Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) on behalf of the Arab American Community personally congratulated Arab American US Marine, Lance Corporal Ismile Althaibani (L) for his service in Iraq.  APAAM President & Founder Jamal Baadani ( R )


Abdul Montaser, Ismile Althaibani, Ms. HELEN THOMAS (White House Press Corps), Mediya Abakar, Jamal Baadani
 

With the Honorable Congressman HONDA (HI - D)

APAAM Marines with the Honorable Arab American Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA)

LIFE AS A MUSLIM WOMAN MARINE:
APAAM Marine Mediya Abakar discusses with Arab American Muslim women about life in the military as a Muslim woman.  Mediya Abakar is an Iraq War Veteran serving in the Anbar Province

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

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