25th Tuskegee Airmen Tuition Assistance Dinner

MONTGOMERY – Celebrate excellence. The Tuskegee Airmen greatly appreciate the communities loyal support and invaluable contributions made over the years, as they continue to mentor youth and honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. On Saturday, February 4th at 6 p.m., the Major General Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. will host it’s Tuition Assistance Dinner Dance at the Colden Manor at Spruce Lodge.

The night’s entertainment will feature musical performances by Acute Inflections, dance performances by the Newburgh Performing Arts Academy Dance Ensemble, and entertainment by DJ Mizz Official. There will also be a red carpet area.

Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey will be the master of ceremonies for the evening. Other notable speakers include:

● Former Governor David Paterson, who served as the 55th governor, and first African American governor, of New York State.

● Glendon Fraser (Chapter President Emeritus), Airline Captain at United Airlines who launched the Redtail Flight Academy in upstate New York, to train young black men and women to become commercial pilots.

● Ronald Bereton (Chapter President), Deputy Commissioner for Security Operations, and a 33-year veteran of NYS DOCCS.

You can purchase tickets at https://tuskegeeairmengala25.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship inquiries to rbrereton@tai-ny.org.

The Major General Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. is a chartered member of the National Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. operating in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

The chapter promotes the interest and honors the memory of the men and women who served in the Army Air Corp at Tuskegee, Alabama during the 1940s. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators – both pilots and ground support personnel – in the United States Armed Forces. They flew and fought during World War II, when Black Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to Jim Crow laws and the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the Federal Government. The Chapter continues to tell the story of the aspirations, frustrations and, most importantly, the successes of these pioneering men and women, everyday, in every forum possible. Learn more: www.tai-ny.com.

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