EAST COAST CHAPTER
Thursday March 23, 2023
The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen continues…
Tuskegee Airmen Soaring to #HigherHeights
This year marks the 50th anniversary of East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated (ECCTAI), the oldest and largest chapter of the renowned Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Annually, we recognize the Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day (TACD) on the fourth Thursday of March. This year on Thursday, March 23, 2023 we will host the official wreath laying at the United States Air Force Memorial and "An Evening with the Tuskegee Airmen" with our surviving Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (date to be finalized).
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American fighter pilots and support crews to serve in the U.S. Army Air Forces and was recognized as one of the best Fighter Groups of World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen valiantly and expertly fought for a ‘Double Victory’. First, overseas against fascist enemy forces; and second, at home against racism, bigotry and segregation. Their success overseas was achieved and well documented. That success inspired the issuance of Presidential Executive Order #9981 that desegregated the entire U. S. Military in July, 1948. This homeland success completed the ‘Double Victory’ and marked the start of the modern Civil Rights Movement in our nation.
Help shape the enduring legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. With your donation, you will be ensuring that we achieve the/our national goal of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., “to motivate, inspire and stimulate young people's minds to aspire to, seek and achieve successful careers in the fields of aviation and aerospace.” The funds raised will impact the lives of our aspiring youth through our programs that include educational assistance grants and scholarships focused on STEM and hands-on training in the aviation field through our Youth In Aviation Program.
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