Tuskegee Airmen honored at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial

SAN DIEGO - Nearly 1,100 Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II were honored in a special dedication ceremony Saturday at the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial.

Many remember the men as the ones who fought two wars: World War II and the battle against bigotry at home.

"We did no more than anyone else would do, but at the time we did our best and that's all you could ask for," said retired Air Force Master Sgt. Buford A. Johnson.  

On Saturday, they were remembered for their service during a special dedication ceremony at the veterans' memorial on Mt. Soledad. The Tuskegee Airmen received eternal recognition with a plaque dedicated to the pilots, mechanics and support staff who were America's first black military airmen.

"Good for America to keep spreading its wings among its own people," said Al Harris, who served as a flight officer.

Despite the fog for their day on the mountain, they shared a good feeling to know others recognize what they have accomplished.

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