Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Text and photos by Jerry Pickard
On Monday, Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts recognized the Shoreline Veterans Association and declared Saturday, May 20, 2017 to be Armed Services Appreciation Day.
Mayor Roberts presented the proclamation to Maj Gen. Raymond Coffey.
The public is invited to attend The Armed Forces Day Celebration this coming Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning at 11:00am.
The celebration will be held at the Shoreline City Hall, located at 17500 Midvale Avenue N, 98133.
A new stone marker for the Veterans Recognition Plaza has been installed and will be dedicated. The plaza is on the north lawn of City Hall.
Attendees will hear a talk about the Tuskegee Airmen. Karen Robinson, daughter of late Lt. Col. Leroy Roberts, one of the Tuskegee Airmen will be the guest speaker.
The Tuskegee Airmen were African-American pilots who served when the US military was segregated. As fighter pilots, they flew about 1,500 missions during WW II and became known as the Red Tails. They received the Congressional Medal of Honor for sinking a German warship.