On this Veterans Day, the District is honoring two of the original Tuskegee Airmen with the Congressional Gold Medal.
Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will commemorate the day by laying a wreath at the African American Civil War Memorial. Later, a separate commemoration will follow at the African American Civil War Museum for two D.C. residents who served with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.
Norton is honoring Major Louis Anderson and William Fauntroy, Jr. She will present the congressional medal to Anderson because the honor was expanded to include honors for members of the ground crew along with all original flying members of the Tuskegee Airmen. Fauntroy was recognized in a 2007 ceremony where the Tuskegee Airman received the honor.