The program will begin at 6 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center with the theme for the evening being “The Struggle Continues.”
NAACP spokesman Alvin Jackson Sr. said the event is one of the major fundraisers for the organization and he’s hoping for a healthy turnout.
“We’re hoping to have between 100 and 125 people,” Jackson said.
Wells is a 1975 graduate of East Rome High School who joined the Army right out of school.
Wells’ primary responsibilities involve advising the Chief of the National Guard Bureau about issues related to strategic intelligence and communications with respect to security and readiness. He is tasked with developing military leaders’ skills in the areas of training, education and resources, which could impact intelligence.
Wells was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army National Guard in March of 1982 and attained the rank of major general in August of 2011.
He has been decorated more than 20 times and holds the Legion of Merit Medal, Kuwait Liberation medals from both Saudi Arabia and the Emirate of Kuwait, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal.
In civilian life Wells is a flight officer aboard Boeing 777 jets for Continental Airlines.
Special community service awards will be given to the Rev. Nim Russell and Evelyn Hamilton during the event.
Freedom Fund tickets cost $30 each and will be available at the door.