Memorial Day Reflections from Rizwan Jaka, ADAMS Chairperson
I would like to remind us that we stand together as our Nation Commemorates Memorial Day. We remember all those Heroes that have made the Ultimate Sacrifice in the service of the United States of America and Defending Freedom. We thank them and their families for the dedication and sacrifice.
We remember one of our community members who served Honorably in the U.S. Army and was killed in action in 2005. Staff Sergeant Ayman Taha, United States Army ADAMS held Funeral Services for him at ADAMS Main Center Mosque in Sterling and he was buried in Arlington Cemetery. Imam Magid(Executive Religious Director of ADAMS) and Rizwan Jaka(Chair of the ADAMS Board) were asked to represent the Community at the Service at Arlington Cemetery in 2005.
We Remember Captain Humayun S. M. Khan, 27, of Bristow, Virginia who served Honorably in the U.S. Army and was killed in action in 2004.Â He was buried in Arlington Cemetery
American Muslims honorably served America in the US Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Kovsova, Afghanistan, Iraq, and more.
Special Thanks to all those that have served in the U.S. Department of Defense or that have had family members that have served in the U.S. Department of Defense. We thank them and their families for the sacrifice, dedication, and service to our Country.
It is a day like this, that we take time to reflect on our community members’ and their families’ dedication and sacrifice to our country and community. Please see below a list of some members of our community that are involved in the All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS) community, DC Area community, or Nationally that have served Honorably or are currently serving Honorably for the United States of America.
1) Br. Bob Marro(ADAMS Board Member & Former US Army National Guard)
2) Br. Joshua Salaam(ADAMS Youth Director & Former USAF)
3) Br. Noman Khan(ADAMS MIS Cmte & Former USMC),
4) Dr. Sameer Ahmad(ADAMS Health Network/Clinic Board Member & Former USAF)
5) Br. Abdul Rashid Abdullah(Scouts & Former US Army)
6) Br. Mahmood Qadri(Scouts & Former Army National Guard)
7) Imam Talib Shareef(Masjid Muhammad & Former USAF)
8) Chaplain Abdur-Rasheed Muhammad(Former US Army Chaplain)
9) Lieutenant Fareed Sait(US Army)
10) Capt Imran Khan(US Army Reserves)
11) Commander Abuhena M. Saifulislam(US Navy Chaplain)
12) Br. Ali Khwaja(ADAMS Qurtuba Team and US Army National Guard)
13) Br. Jawaad Farooq(ADAMS Cub Scouts and US Air Force)
14) Br. Zeeshan Khan(Former USMC)
Our thanks to all Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservists and their families for their sacrifice, dedication, and service to our Country.
We pray for peace among all peoples and nations
God Bless America.
Chair, Board of Trustees & Interfaith/Government/Media Committee Co-Chair
All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS)