Maxwell welcomes Tuskegee Airmen with “Path of Honor” | Events
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – More than 100 active duty, civilians and family members will welcome four Tuskegee Airmen at the Montgomery Regional Airport with a “Path of Honor” Sept. 14.
The Tuskegee Airmen are coming back to historic Moton Field in Tuskegee for the first time as part of a “Wish of a Lifetime” Foundation project. The Tuskegee Airmen are Claude Platte, Calvin Spann, Homer Hogues and Robert McDaniel.
The “Path of Honor” will snake through the airport from the arrival gate, where they will be welcomed by military leaders, to the baggage claim area and out to the parking lot then out to Hwy. 80.
Arrival time for the Tuskegee Airmen is approximately 5:30 p.m. The Maxwell contingent is expected to form up at about 5 p.m.
Media needing more information regarding the Tuskegee Airmen visit can contact Ronnie Davis, (469) 247-9072, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the “Path of Honor,” contact Phil Berube, Air University Public Affairs, at 953-6371.
Wish of a Lifetime Project:
In 2008, Jeremy Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime as a tribute to his beloved grandmother, Donna Wheeler. Bloom’s passion is to inspire an entire generation and to create a cultural shift on how society views aging.
Bloom believes that senior citizens do not have to stop dreaming or living a life of purpose. By granting lifelong wishes to seniors who have overcome tremendous challenges in their own lives, Wish of a Lifetime spreads inspirational stories of hope.
The foundation is built upon the principles that seniors should be respected, honored and supported. Bloom is dedicated to recognizing their service to country and community as well as utilizing their wealth of wisdom. Wish of a Lifetime celebrates seniors and makes lifelong Wishes come true.
Bloom fulfilled his own dreams by becoming a two-time Olympian and three-time World Champion snow skier. He also was an All-American football player at the University of Colorado and spent three seasons in the NFL. Currently, Bloom is a college football broadcaster for Fox Sports Southwest and has appeared on ESPN and NBC as an on-air analyst.
In addition, Bloom completed an entrepreneurship program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-founder of Integrate, Winner of the 2011 American Business Awards New Company of the Year and a recent recipient of the 2011 Civic Leader Award by the National Consortium of Academics. (Information courtesy of “Wish of a Lifetime” Foundation)
Information Source: Maxwell Air Force Base