|Gi Jive 2015|
|GI Jive table decor, 2015|
Our next event will be the second installment of our Lunchbox Lecture series entitled, “The Black Swallow of Death: The Life and Exploits of the First African American Pilot in Uniform” and will be held on Thursday, February 26th, beginning at noon until 1 PM. The lecture will take place, once again, at the Bedford Welcome Center’s Community Room and will be free admission, though donations are greatly appreciated.
The lecture will explore the enthralling history of the first African-American pilot and spy in World War I, Eugene Bullard. Visitors will be able to sit back and enjoy a riveting presentation by the D-Day Memorial Foundation’s President, April Cheek-Messier, as she gives a detailed slideshow of Bullard’s life and accomplishments. Not only did Bullard have an exceptional reputation as a pilot and spy, he became a professional boxer, musician, nightclub owner, and war hero while in Europe, where he spent the rest of his life. Bullard also received a total of fifteen decorations by the French government for his service in both World War conflicts.
You will not want to miss out on this fascinating second winter lecture. Seating is based on a first come, first serve basis, and is usually filled rather quickly. If inclement weather should arise, please call our office for more information at (540) 586-3329.