The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Project Committee of Port Huron and the Diving With A Purpose Organization have postponed the dedication of the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial. The event was scheduled to take place in August, but is being postponed for the time being. The groups have every intention of resuming their goal of erecting a monument to the airmen at a later date.
The goal of the memorial is to bring national attention to the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII and to memorialize the pilots who perished in accidents in the Port Huron area. The memorial will be placed at the Flag Plaza along the St. Clair River near the Blue Water Bridge.
The Tuskegee Airmen were relatively unknown in this area until the wreckage from the aircraft of Flight Officer Nathaniel P. Rayburg and 2nd Lt. Frank H. Moody were discovered in Lake Huron and the St. Clair River.
Anita R. Ashford, Coordinating Lead for the memorial in Port Huron, said in a press release, “Our thanks to the many supporters and partners who have helped us thus far in our efforts to make this Tuskegee Airmen Monument a reality for our city. We are ONLY on hold!” The committee will notify the community when the dedication is rescheduled, so we can collectively celebrate the brave men who sacrificed their lives for our country.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand