WES Students Enjoy Learning About Tuskegee Airmen

WES 3rd, 4th and 5th graders attended an assembly about the Tuskegee Airmen by RedTail Flight Academy from New Windsor. Glendon Fraser, President of the Lee A. Archer Jr. Red Tail Flying Program and Quincy Magwood, Past President of the Eastern Region, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. came to WES to speak with our students. VCHS Senior Damian Pascal who volunteers with the WES History Club helped to arrange the presentation with the help of WES History Club advisor, Nancy Phelps. Tuskegee Airmen (Red Tails), were known for protecting the bombers, The 332 Fighter Group was requested by other squadrons because they would never leave their bombers assuring safe return. RedTail Flight Academy uses aviation as an aspirational platform to recruit, develop, expose and place underrepresented talent — with an emphasis on candidates of color in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. The 3rd, 4th and 5th graders enjoyed this lively presentation bringing history to life and honoring the service and sacrifice of the Tuskegee Airmen. Thank you, Damian (and Mrs. Phelps) for bringing this assembly to WES!