VIDEO: Tuskegee Airmen: 'We're Appreciated'

One of their old training planes will be donated to the Smithsonian.


Many of the remaining Tuskegee Airmen are gathered near Washington, D.C., for their national convention this week. On Wednesday, several of the black World War II pilots watched as one of their old training planes took one last flight before being donated to the Smithsonian.

What's even more significant than the aircraft's final run? Watching these men receive the respect and appreciation they deserve.

Read more at the Associated Press.

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