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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Wal-Mart Sponsored Documentary Special to Air on TV One

CHICAGO, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will commemorateMemorial Day with a reprise of a multi-dimensional educational programhonoring the Buffalo Soldiers. Premiering during Black History Month, the Wal-Mart sponsored project recognizes African Americans who served in segregatedunits of the American military from 1866 to 1948. The program's centerpiece is a documentary: The Invisible Men of Honor:The Legend of the Buffalo Soldiers, which will air on TV One Saturday, May28th at 12:00 p.m. EDT and Sunday, May 29th at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The film tells the story of the important yet unheralded role all-blackregiments played in the American expansion into the West as well as theirservice in numerous wars and conflicts including World War I, World War II andthe Korean Conflict. Narrated by actor Tim Reid, the story of the BuffaloSoldiers is enhanced with firsthand accounts of the experiences andobservations of 20th century veterans. The documentary is supported by a website( http://www.buffalosoldierstribute.com ) and study guide, designed for use bystudents in grades five through 12. Website visitors can download the studyguide and request a free frameable poster as well as participate in an on-lineregistry that allows visitors to access information helpful to genealogicalresearch. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, NeighborhoodMarkets and SAM'S CLUB locations in the United States. Internationally, thecompany operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico,Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom. The company's securities arelisted on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT. Moreinformation about Wal-Mart can be found by visitinghttp://www.walmartfacts.com . Online merchandise sales are available athttp://www.walmart.com . SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Web Site: http://www.buffalosoldierstribute.comhttp://www.walmartfacts.com http://www.walmart.com

1 Comments:

  • At 11:34 AM, Anonymous J Griffin said…

    Thanks for a story that needed to be told and retold makes a few of us think that all we endured has not been in vain. Why isnt this told in our history classes in schools?

     

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