VA Celebrates Black History Month - Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

VA Celebrates Black History Month

February 21, 2018

The Harlem Hellfighters. The Montford Point Marines. The Tuskegee Airmen. The 761st Tank Battalion. The successes and accomplishments of these African American troops during wartime blazed a trail for desegregation of military units beginning in 1948.

By the Vietnam War, soldiers from different backgrounds fought shoulder to shoulder, creating the kind of trust and respect that can only be forged in combat.  All of those who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces and served our nation well have earned the honored title of Veteran.

During Black History Month, we remember the courageous men and women who endured past struggles in order to gain the equality we enjoy today.

Black History Month Program – Feb. 23

On February 23, the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will celebrate Black History Month with a program at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

Following the program will be a “Taste of Soul” food sampling. The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is located at 1011 Honor Heights Dr. in Muskogee.