A large group of World War II vets were honored Saturday with a special dedication ceremony at the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego’s La Jolla community.
More than 1,100 Tuskegee Airmen who served during WWII were honored at the ceremony, which included the dedication of a new plaque which celebrates the airmen’s bravery and service.
The plaque will now be displayed at the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in honor of all the airmen who fought for the U.S. The plaque was donated by members of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. chapter of San Diego.
The Tuskegee Airmen are veterans of the U.S. Army Air Corps and enlisted to become America’s first black military airmen.
The WWII combat unit was previously honored in San Diego with its very own stretch of highway – the “Tuskegee Airmen Highway” – located along Interstate 15 near Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS).
To learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen and their local chapter, visit this website.