The Sunday before the 2008 Presidential Election, I was at one of the last campaign rallys for Barack Obama, in Cleveland.
I took hundreds of pictures that day (here’s some)
but none were more significant than the one I took above.
When I took the shot, I wondered what the two men were talking about. I’m pretty sure that the significance of that day meant so much to them. I wondered if any of those Tuskegee Airmen ever thought they any of them would live to see the day where a black man would be elected President Of The United States, if anyone would even remember them, know what the term “double victory” meant
and how their unselfish defense of a country where they weren’t even treated the same simply because of the color of their skin would eventually lead up to the first week of November 2008, when the United States Of America elected a black man, President.
I hope they know that what they did, their sacrifice, the “other” Band Of Brothers will always be remembered, be honored for their bravery and for leading the way for us all to see better days.
I know I’ll be there MLK weekend when the movie RED TAILS hits the big screen
Red Tails Trailer #1