Veterans Days Ceremony – The Montford Point Marines

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Guest Speaker: Major General Charles M. Hood, JR., U.S. Army (Retired)

The Atlanta Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. and The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge cordially invite you to attend their Fourth Annual Veterans Day Ceremony celebrating The Montford Point Marines.

In 1942, President Roosevelt established a presidential directive giving African Americans an opportunity to be recruited into the Marine Corps. These African Americans, from all states, were not sent to the traditional boot camps of Parris Island, South Carolina and San Diego, California. Instead, African American Marines were segregated – experiencing basic training at Montford Point – a facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Approximately twenty thousand (20,000) African American Marines received basic training at Montford Point between 1942 and 1949.

Join us in celebrating this brave men on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:ooAM

Address:

Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge

7340 Old National Hwy, Riverdale, GA 30296 

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