By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SEWICKLEY (KDKA) – “Amazing Grace” closed out a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday, honoring the sacrifices of the Tuskegee Airmen.READ MORE: Frick Park Bridge Collapse: 10 People Injured, 4 Sent To Hospital
Dozens of organizations, along with active and retired military members paid tribute at the memorial in Sewickley.
The airmen were the first African-American aviators to serve in the United States Armed Forces.READ MORE: At Site Of Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse, President Joe Biden Promises To 'Fix Them All'
Some 100 airmen, including a woman, were from western Pennsylvania.
“They epitomize what being an American is about, without worrying of race, color, creed, religion,” said Robert Nichol, Eminent Commander of the Allegheny Commandery #35, Knights Templar Pennsylvania. “This day turns into a day where we all gather in a day of friendship, brotherhood, and fellowship.”MORE NEWS: Investigation Begins Into Cause Of Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse While Rebuilding Could Take Nearly 2 Years
The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial opened in September 2013.