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Video showcases African American Veterans During Black History Month

By at February 20, 2013 | 3:36 pm | Print

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Bill Browne, director of the Veterans Affairs at Cook County, watch a video showcasing African American veterans, on display in the lobby of the County building during Black History Month.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Bill Browne, director of the Veterans Affairs at Cook County, watch a video showcasing African American veterans, on display in the lobby of the County building during Black History Month.

Throughout Black History Month, the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with President Preckwinkle’s office, is showcasing African American veterans with a video display and artwork in the lobby of the Cook County building.

David Lieberman of Wilmette watches a video showcasing African American veterans, on display in the lobby of the Cook County building during Black History Month.

David Lieberman of Wilmette watches a video showcasing African American veterans, on display in the lobby of the Cook County building during Black History Month.

The eight-minute DVD, titled “African Americans in the Military: A Legacy of Exceptional Service,” honors military heroes. It was presented to Cook County by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs/Center for Minority Veterans.

Keisha and Tommy Wallace of Chicago watch a video showcasing African American veterans, on display in the lobby of the Cook County building during Black History Month

Keisha and Tommy Wallace of Chicago watch a video showcasing African American veterans, on display in the lobby of the Cook County building during Black History Month.

“From the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan, African Americans have played a crucial role in fighting for our nation’s freedom and security,” President Preckwinkle said. “It’s fitting that we honor their achievements during Black History Month. This tribute is one of many ways the County is seeking to recognize our veterans.”

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