Transcript for Tuskegee Airman attends State of the Union
But sitting behind. Even tonight is his greatest hero of the mall. Charles McGee. Was born in Cleveland Ohio one new century ago. Charles is one of the last surviving Tuskegee airmen. The first black fighter pilots. And he also happens to be he ends his great grandfather. Okay. Okay. Okay. Credible story. After more than 130. Combat missions in World War II. He came back home to eight countries still struggling for civil rights and went on to serve America in Korea and Vietnam. On December 7 to all us celebrated his one. Hundredth birthday. Okay. A few weeks ago I signed a bill promoting. Charles McGee to brigadier general. Had earlier today I'd be in the stars and his shoulders in the Oval Office. General Magee. Our nation salutes you thank you sir it. From the pilgrims to the founders. From the soldiers at valley forge to the marchers at Selma. And from president Lincoln to the reverend Martin Luther King. Americans have always rejected limits on our children's future. Members of congress we must never forget. That the only victories that matter in Washington are victories that deliver for the American people. It. The people. How the heart of our country. Their dreams. How the soul of our country and their love is what powers. And sustains our country. We must always remember that our job is to put American first.
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