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Epsilon Tau Lambda, Prairie View, TX
Epsilon Tau Lambda, Prairie View, TX

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

First of All! Servants of All! We Shall Transcend All!

Since its founding, the fraternity has provided leadership and service during the Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movements, and addressed the social issues of apartheid, urban housing, and economic, cultural, and political concerns affecting people of color. The fraternity’s major programs include Voter Education, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts, Brothers Keeper, and March of Dimes. The organization also contributed a Million Dollars to the National Urban League, the NAACP, and the United Negro Scholarship Fund. The fraternity led the management and construction of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the Washington Mall. Dr. King was one of the most revered brothers of the fraternity.

New Brothers

Spring 18' Epsilon Tau Lambda initiates into "The school for the better making of men."

This U.S. holiday can actually trace its origin back to a palace in France. On June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles, World War I was at its end with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. According to the United States Veteran Affairs, fighting ceased seven months earlier, on Nov. 11, 1918. It was the year 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared November, 11 Armistice Day. 

 

Congress named November, 11 a legal holiday in 1938. While the holiday was meant to commemorate World War I veterans, its meaning was broadened following World War II. The 83rd Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day because of this its broadning. On Nov. 11, 1954, the United States celebrated the first Veterans Day, designed to honor all veterans who serve in a war.

 

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

“How important it is for us to recognize our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

 

PARTIAL LISTING OF ETL BROTHERS WHO SERVED:

 

Brother Jay Pennywell

Brother James Johnson

Brother Jimmy Garrett

Brother Eric Dargan

Brother Frank Jackson

Brother Lucius Wyatt

Brother George Higgs

Brother Mark Morris

Brother Quinn Jenkins

 

Thank you for your dedication and service to our country!  

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Epsilon Tau Lambda

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