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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Monday Mural

In keeping with the Memorial Day weekend theme...

Dothan, Alabama


Sherman Rose was one of the original members of the all African-American Air Force fighter group of World War II, Tuskeegee Airmen.  He was a resident of Dothan Alabama who died in 2008 at the age of 88.  This mural was done in 2001 so no doubt Sherman was quite proud of it.

For more murals go to Oakland Daily Photo



12 comments:

Carole M. said...

a great mural, certainly makes an impression along that building and a great tribute for your Memorial Day weekend...

Cloudia said...

Wonderful!



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s.c said...

Great mural. Must be a not so well known fact of WW II. Combination of the surrounding green with the blue sky looks very pretty. Perhaps a solution by the inventor of the mural.

Unknown said...

An impressive mural.

TexWisGirl said...

awesome tribute to someone still living at the time!

MarkD60 said...

I have a friend from Zimbabwe, he moved to the USA and got his green card, later he got his US citizenship and became American. He's the only African-American I ever met, and he is white, blonde hair and blue eyes.
A black American is just a plain old American, just like every other American born American.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Great selection for this week.

RedPat said...

Excellent!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Both a stirring and shameful chapter in our history. The attention the Tuskegee airmen finally received was well earned. I'm glad Mr. Rose got to see this tribute. The mural is finely composed.

VioletSky said...

Very nice. And I like the neatness of the whole scene with the ramrod-straight lamp standard and the pot of flowers.

Felicia said...

As well he should have been proud of it. Thank you Sherman for your service.

Felicia

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! Until this post I didn't know about WWII's all African-American Air Force fighter group!