Profile - The CAF Red Tail Project

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South St. Paul, MN, United States
The mission of the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Red Tail Squadron is to preserve and share the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black military pilots. The Airmen served with distinction during WWII (and beyond). They overcame racism on the ground to fight fascism in the air, fighting for a country that turned a blind eye to policies and a large population that discriminated against these men and their families because of the color of their skin. The CAF Red Tail Squadron restored and flies a red-tailed P-51C Mustang such as the Airmen flew during WWII. The airplane appears at air shows in North America and at each stop her crew tells the story of the Airmen and how through persistence and courage they overcame huge obstacles in order to serve in the military. In 2011, the CAF Red Tail Squadron developed a traveling exhibit called "RISE ABOVE" to educate people - especially young people - about the Airmen and how they demonstrated the importance of setting goals and overcoming obstacles in order to succeed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wahoo for Razoo!!

     Today is "Give To The Max" day, powered by Razoo.com and sponsored by iGive.com.  The idea is to make it easy for people all across the country to donate to the non-profit of their choice in a sort of 24-hour "giving blitz."  This is the first year the CAF Red Tail Squadron has participated in it and we invite you to check out the page on Razoo that our Marketing Director, Lavone Kay, put together. 
     It has some good info about the Rise Above educational program, which is what the Squadron is all about - using the lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen's rising above the obstacles in their way to become legendary pilots and soldiers, and purposeful American citizens.  It also gives donors an idea about how their donations will be used.  All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
     Please take a minute and check out this link to our donation page.  Even if you decide not to give, you'll get some good information.
     By the way, Friday's blog will be about another kind of "blitz" - the one Hitler launched over England in 1940 in an attempt to beat the citizenry down.  In London, the citizenry went down, all right - into the subway stations as bombs dropped overhead.  It's a stirring story of heroic English pilots protecting equally heroic people who were determined to not let Hitler win.

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