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Ceremony honors African American soldiers and their challenges

Ceremony honors African American soldiers and their challenges

The Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs honored African American soldiers in Urbana at the Army National Guard Armory in Urbana.A ceremony at the highlighted the history of African Americans in the military and the challenges they faced both while abroad and here in our own backyard, including segregation while servingThe ceremony featured Col. Eugene Frederick Scott, a Vietnam Veteran as the keynote speaker.He spoke about hardships faced by African American soldiers during World War I.Urbana High School’s choir was also in attendance at the ceremony to sing the National Anthem.



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