Recognition of Tuskeegee Airmen birthplace

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RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) — The Tuskegee Airmen are having a birthplace celebration by honoring one of their own and creating new signs.

Colonel McGee is one of the last living member of the group. A video commemorating his service was played and the ceremony recognized the Wounded Warrior Center and Post 559 American Legion with Tuskegee Airmen signs.

Although Memorial Day celebrates the nation’s heroes Monday, this is a chance to remind the public to remember them every day of the year.

The group allowed African-American men and women to fight in World War II training pilots, navigators and bombardiers in the US Army.

 

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