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Tuskegee Airmen honored at dedication at Space and Rocket Center

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The plane is now on display at the Aviation Challenge Facility. (Source: WAFF) The plane is now on display at the Aviation Challenge Facility. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

They made history 60 years ago when they became the first African-American men to fly planes in the United States military. On Saturday, seven of those men were honored at the Space and Rocket Center.

A few of the original Tuskegee Airmen took part in the dedication of an F-16 Red Tail. It's the type of plane they flew in missions during World War II. Retired Colonel Charles McGee was on hand to witness the dedication.

“You know it's so important to look back at history and what it means to the future, and that's why I wanted to talk to the young folks today,” said McGee. “They're our tomorrow. It's good to be able to share and we're honored, but it's meaningful and that's what we need to pass on.”

The plane is now on display at the Aviation Challenge Facility. The event was part of Huntsville's Armed Forces Week

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