2 Tuskegee Airmen Honored in D.C. on Veterans Day

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Holding a photograph of himself as a 19-year-old pilot, Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. John Mulzac of Brooklyn, New York, kisses his wife Beatrice Mulzac after a ceremony honoring the World War II air group the Congressional Gold Medal in the Rotunda of the Capitol March 29, 2007 in Washington, DC. More than 300 members of the unit, the first of the nation's black military airmen, were on hand for the ceremony. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Holding a photograph of himself as a 19-year-old pilot, Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. John Mulzac of Brooklyn, New York, kisses his wife Beatrice Mulzac after a ceremony honoring the World War II air group the Congressional Gold Medal in the Rotunda of the Capitol March 29, 2007 in Washington, DC. More than 300 members of the unit, the first of the nation’s black military airmen, were on hand for the ceremony. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The city of D.C. is honoring two of the original Tuskegee Airmen with the Congressional Gold Medal for Veterans Day.

Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will commemorate the Veterans Day holiday Monday by laying a wreath at the African American Civil War Memorial.

A commemoration will follow for two Tuskegee Airmen who are D.C. residents at the African American Civil War Museum.

Norton is honoring Major Louis Anderson and William Fauntroy Jr. She will present the congressional medal to Anderson because the honor has been expanded to the ground crew and all original members of the Tuskegee Airmen. Fauntroy was recognized in a 2007 ceremony where the Tuskegee Airman received the honor.

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American pilots in World War II.

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