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Honoring Tuskegee Airmen, live

Courtesy photoA Tuskegee Airman crew poses in front of a B-25. These airmen were the first black aviators in the U.S. armed forces. Les Williams and Le Roy F. Gillead will talk about their experiences at an honorary dinner the evening before the Truckee Tahoe AirFair andamp; Family Festival.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Itandamp;#8217;s always a more dynamic experience to learn about history from those who have experienced it and made it. On Friday, July 6, two of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Les Williams and Le Roy F. Gillead, will be honored at the Tuskegee Airmen Honorary Dinner to be held at Hangar One at the Truckee Tahoe Airport.Listen to these first black military aviators in the United States armed forces talk about their experiences and how they made history.Tickets to the Tuskegee Airmen Honorary Dinner are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.truckeetahoeairfair.com or call the airport at 530-587-4119, ext. 107.A limited number of tickets will be sold for this adult-only event.andamp;#8220;Children will have an opportunity to meet and shake hands with these military aviator historians the next day at the AirFair andamp; Family Festival on Saturday, July 7,andamp;#8221; said AirFair andamp; Family Festival Chairman Tim LoDolce. andamp;#8220;It is a true honor to have them coming to Truckee just for this event.andamp;#8221;Videos of the Tuskegee veterans can be viewed on the AirFair andamp; Family Festival Facebook page and by watching the newly released Lucas Films movie andamp;#8220;Red Tails.andamp;#8221;The inaugural Truckee Tahoe AirFair andamp; Family Festival plans to be one of the biggest free family events of the summer in Truckee. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, participants can expect to see the Just in Time Skydiving Team; the Red Star Formation Flying Group; numerous static aircraft displays and fly bys; free EAA Young Eagle Flights for kids ages 8-17; a bounce house; live music, food and beer garden and much more. Remember, admission and parking are free.The Truckee Tahoe Airport is the Golden Wings sponsor of the event, paying for all the operational costs of the event. For a complete list of all supportive sponsors, please visit the sponsor page at truckeetahoeairfair.com.All proceeds go to the local youth programs. This event is being put on by the Experimental Aircraft Association (Chapter 1073), KidZone Museum and the Truckee Optimist Club.For more on the event, call 530-587-4119, ext. 107.

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