On March 29, 2007, more than 300 Original Tuskegee Airmen and their widows were presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress in a ceremony held inside the U.S. Capitol Building Rotunda. The Congressional Gold Medal is our nation's highest civilian award. It is awarded to persons "Who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient's field long after the achievement".The text on the reverse side of this Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal acknowledges their "Outstanding Combat Record inspired Revolutionary Reform in the Armed Forces".
Next HBC-TAI meeting:
February 16, 2019
@ 1 PM
Tuskegee Airmen, INC.
The Howard Baugh Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY
The Howard Baugh Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. P.O. Box 482 Petersburg, VA 23803 firstname.lastname@example.org