Cost : $50.00 per person
(No Tickets available at the door)
For Tickets Contact : Mr. Forest Spencer 703.994.8273; Mr. Wayne Kelly 540.514.9405; Dr. Cladie Spears 540.846.7270; Ms. Catrina Upshaw 540.903.5988
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PRESERVING the LEGACY
Cpl Leon Brooks will represent the 6th Regiment USCT at this event honoring the Montford Marines.
On June 25, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an Executive Order establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission and opening the doors for the very first African-Americans to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. The first African-American recruits were trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, NC. More than 19,000 African-Americans would serve in the Marine Corps during World War II, including the landing on the island of Iowa Jima and the seizure of Okinawa.
The Congressional Gold Medal was presented collectively to the Montford Point Marines at a ceremony held in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on June 27, 2012. The medal was awarded in recognition of their personal sacrifice and service during World War II.