PALM SPRINGS, CA – On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m., the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and Howard Bernstein present African Americans in the Military at the Palm Springs Air Museum featuring Tuskegee Airman Rusty Burns and Buffalo Soldier George Edwards.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the all black fighter pilot squadron, known as the Red Tails, who fought and served during World War Two. The Buffalo Soldiers were an elite infantry squadron who fought in Europe during World War II. Both these military heroes fought for U.S. liberties abroad while facing discrimination and no right to vote at home. Military Trainer Fly In Flight Exhibition follows the program (weather permitting).
Additional sponsors for this season’s Commemorative Programs are Robert Borns, First Foundation, Jim Houston, Fred Noble, Wells Fargo and the City of Rancho Mirage.
The program is included with regular admission to the museum, located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org 760-778-6262. Admission price ranges from $8-$15 dollars. Children under 6 and all active military and their families with ID are free.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, educate and honor our veterans.
More than 30 flyable planes and interactive exhibits are housed in 65,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars. There is also an educational center with flight simulators upstairs in the 8,500 volume library and interactive activities in the new Berger Youth Exploration Center in the B-17 Hangar.