EAST COAST CHAPTER
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN COMMEMORATION DAY
East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc worked with Howard Baugh and Tidewater Chapters to have the Fourth Thursday in March each year recognized as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day. We celebrated the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia's declaration in 2019. Corona Virus (COVID-19) cause us to cancel 2020 TACD activities and to look at alternatives for 2021. Thursday, March 25, 2021 will be Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day for 2021 and Saturday, March 27th, 2021 we will virtually honor the more than 15,000 men and women involved in the so-called "Tuskegee Experience," in which the Army Air Corps trained African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. Pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, all the personnel who kept the planes in the air are all Tuskegee Airmen. The Governor of the State of Maryland issued a proclamation for March 28th, 2019.
We are still working with Maryland to solidify the annual day.
Wreath-laying Ceremony Thursday March 25, 2021
Greetings ECCTAI Members and Friends, on the 25th of March, we want to maintain the special significance of the 4th Thursday in March this year and all 4th Thursday’s in March in all years following as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day. Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day is a day that we have chosen and some states have formally signed resolutions to recognize all Tuskegee Airmen currently living and those that have gone off to join the Lonely Eagle Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. We want all to reflect on the accomplishments of Tuskegee Airmen in your own special way but think about these couple of items. One - at the hours of 1941 (7:41pm) and then at 1949 (7:49pm) we want you all to take a pause and remember Tuskegee Airmen. Two - between the hours of 1941 and 1949 take eight (8) minutes and talk about Tuskegee Airmen that you knew or Tuskegee Airmen facts that you know with family and friends especially our young people. I want to say thank you and we look forward to the 2021 and all future Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day Activities.
Virginia HJ732 http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?191+sum+HJ732
District of Columbia ACR23-0015 http://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/CER23-0015
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EAST COAST CHAPTER