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.
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.
“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.”