https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2011_1114_Tuskegee_airman_poster_lead.jpg 415 300 Tom Hoepf https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ACN-logo-2019-2.png Tom Hoepf2011-11-14 15:27:562011-11-14 15:27:56Ground broken for Tuskegee Airmen memorial in Pa.
Ground broken for Tuskegee Airmen memorial in Pa.
SEWICKLEY, Pa. (AP) – Officials have broken ground on a memorial honoring the Tuskegee Airmen from western Pennsylvania.
A surviving member of the famous unit of World War II black pilots was among those who attended a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the Sewickley Cemetery.
The planned memorial will honor 84 members of the unit who were from western Pennsylvania. Two granite towers bearing their names will flank a porcelain reproduction of a painting of P-51 Mustang.
Organizers are currently raising money for the $250,000 memorial. Construction could begin early next year.
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