Tuskegee Airmen honored in Veterans Day ceremony

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, R, center, stands with surviving Tuskegee Airmen and Army Air Corpsmen.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of the original Tuskegee Airmen will join District of Columbia leaders for a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony.

Washington residents William Fauntroy Jr. and Major Louis Anderson will be honored during Monday's ceremony at the city's African American Civil War Memorial and Museum. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the district in Congress, will present Anderson with the Tuskegee Airmen's Congressional Gold Medal.

The 88-year-old Anderson was part of the ground support service for the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots who fought in World War II.

Fauntroy received the same honor in 2007. He is the brother of Walter Fauntroy, Norton's predecessor as the district's delegate to Congress.

Mayor Vincent Gray will also participate in the ceremony.