Honoring the past, securing the future

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  • By DEOMI
  • Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
Each February, Air Force District of Washington joins the nation in celebration of Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, to recognize achievements by Black Americans and honor their central role in U.S. history. Throughout the month, AFDW will provide historical facts about Black Americans who made significant impact during pivotal points in the nation’s sociopolitical history. This year's theme, "Honoring the Past, Securing the Future!" is featured on the first in a series of posters commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II. The poster is reminiscent of the colors and styles found in the 1940’s Recruitment and Victory posters from the World War II era and pays homage to the Soldiers from A Company, 452nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery, one of the United States Army’s black-only combat units. The observance of Black History Month was established by Public Law 99-244. For more information and additional artwork, visit Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at https://www.deomi.org/.