Alex Azar, Bethesda, Maryland
Alex, a DC-area student, is excited to help preserve the often forgotten War of 1812 battlefields and educate the public about why they matter.
“By participating in the Trust’s Youth Leadership Team, I hope to acquire and refine the skills of advocating for and spreading awareness of the preservation of history on both the community and federal level. Whether it be through lobbying our elected officials on Capitol Hill or by organizing local programs in my own community, I wish to spread my enthusiasm for historical preservation and convince others of the importance of saving America’s battlefields for future generations. In particular, I desire to highlight the significance of the sometimes forgotten War of 1812.”