Veterans of Color - “Honoring Those Who Served”

The Virginia War Memorial will host a “Veterans of Color” event to honor African-American Veterans.  The guest speaker is Captain Howard L. Baugh, president of the Howard Baugh Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.  The program will also include a panel discussion of veterans of all ages, from World War II to the present.  At noon, Cadets from the Franklin Military Academy will participate in a wreath laying ceremony in the Memorial’s Shrine of Memory.  Tours of the Memorial will be offered following the program, which is free and open to the public.