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By Dominique Madden
Contributing Reporter 

Detroit Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen shared history during Veterans Day Program


November 12, 2020

Community members and veterans at the Veterans Day Program at the Coleman Young City Airport in Detroit

The Detroit Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen held their Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th at the Coleman A. Young Airport. Members of the community came out pay their respect to the people that served their country.

During the program, Beverly Kindle-Walker, Master Sgt. Alfonso King (Vietnam Vet), Calvin Morrison, Dr. Smith, The Tuskegee Motorcycle Club, Lt. Col Lawrence Millbea, Wanda Morrison and Keith Hines shared their experiences with the community.


The history of the Tuskegee Airmen goes back to the 1940s. The iconic wall list the names and class of the Tuskegee Airmen that were pilots. They shared that there were more people serving with the airmen that weren't pilots, but they were essential to the success of the pilots.

On hand was the family of Fletcher Williams who recently died at the age of 102. His nephew Kenneth Daniels spoke about how much his Uncle meant to him and his family.

At the close of the event, Beverly Kindle-Walker, Executive Director of the Friends of the Detroit City Airport, revealed the statue that will added to the airport in May of next year. The statue is a life size of four Tuskegee Airmen.

More information about the Detroit Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen can be found on their FaceBook page Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Detroit Chapter.


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