The Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Fund, Inc., will celebrate the unveiling of the Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton Memorial on November 4, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at the David Craig Park, 553-599 N Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available to enjoy. Guest speaker for the event is Major General Robert L. Edmonson II, Senior Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command.
Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton is the recipient of our nation’s highest military award — the Medal of Honor. Sgt. Hilton is one of 16 Black Union Army Soldiers who received the Medal of Honor for their service during the Civil War. He is the only service member from Harford County ever to receive such distinction. With this unveiling, the Fund’s mission to preserve his memory and educate the public about his long-overlooked heroism will now expand to focus on a grave marker preservation program which seeks to identify, locate and appropriately mark the graves of United States Colored Troops buried in Harford County. They will also continue awarding annual scholarships in honor of Sgt. Hilton to students attending Harford Community College.
The generous donations from the community and local businesses have made this unveiling a reality. According to Curtis Beulah, Chairperson for the Foundation, “We are so grateful for the support of our community. Our local and state governments provided significant contributions. This most honorable man will now receive the public recognition fitting his heroism. It will also serve as a reminder of honor to all those who serve. We are extremely honored and proud to share this with our county.”
To learn more about Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton and the Foundation please visit: www.SGTALFREDBHILTONFOUNDATION.com
The mission of the Sergeant Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Fund, Inc., is to preserve his memory, establish a memorial in his honor, educate the public about Harford County’s only native Medal of Honor recipient, and highlight the impact of the 185,000 United States Colored Troops who valiantly fought for the Union during the Civil War.
The organization consists of ten members, whose backgrounds range from elected office, retired military, and local business leaders.
Board of Directors:
Curtis Beulah, Chairperson
James Thornton, Vice Chairperson
T. Roxann Redd-Wallace, Secretary
David Woods, Treasurer
The Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Fund, Inc. is not affiliated with the Department of Defense (DoD) or any Military Service. The appearance of DoD audio or visual information does not imply or constitute DoD or Department of the Army endorsement.