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Local Tuskegee Airmen chapter prepares for Founder's Day celebration

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Fox 2's Huel Perkins is inducted into the Macon-Thomas Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Photo Credit: myfoxdetroit.com) Fox 2's Huel Perkins is inducted into the Macon-Thomas Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (Photo Credit: myfoxdetroit.com)
Macon-Thomas Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Board Members Macon-Thomas Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Board Members

(WJBK) -- The Macon-Thomas Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. inducted Fox 2's Huel Perkins as their newest member today. Members of the West Bloomfield-based chapter convened a special gathering at the station today to mark the occasion.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first group of African-American fighter pilots to fly for the U.S. Military in WWII, helping to defeat the Nazis. The heroic group of men also helped break down racial barriers when they returned home from duty.

Now the Tuskegee Airmen have expanded their mission to help young people achieve their dreams. "We're going to mentor young men and women regardless of their race, creed, color, or natural origin. We're going to work with these kids, that's who we are," said William Burnett, President of the Macon-Thomas Chapter.

The Macon-Thomas Chapter will host it's annual Founder's Day Dinner Celebration next month. Tickets are $75.

Annual Founder's Day Dinner Celebration: Friday, October 18th at 6:00pm

 

Byblos Banquet Center

7258 Chase Rd.

Dearborn, MI

Keynote Speaker: Original Tuskegee Airman LTC Alexander Jefferson, POW/Purple Heart Recipient

Master of Ceremonies: Huel Perkins, Fox 2 Anchor

Entertainment: The Detroit All Stars

For more information contact:

President Bill Burnett: 248-242-6293

Cedric Flounory: 313-330-7837

Visit the chapter's website here

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