The first African American Marines, also known as the Montford Point Marines, will receive the Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday, June 27 during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center. Montford Point Marine representative, Mr. William McDowell, will accept the medal, which is the highest civilian honor awarded as the utmost expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions, on behalf of all Montford point Marines.
|Date Posted:||06.28.2012 14:48|
|Location:||WASHINGTON, DC, US|
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