Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sestak at Cheyney P.O. dedication ceremony

Congressman Joe Sestak, who faces former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey in the fall Senate election,  hosted a ceremony Thursday to name the Cheyney, Pennsylvania Post Office the "Captain Luther H. Smith, U.S. Army Air Forces Post Office."
Captain Smith was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen and a resident of the 7th Congressional District Sestak represents. Sestak sponsored a bill to rename the post office, which was signed into law in June.
"Captain Smith was a member of a unique group of men who possessed an unabashed devotion to this nation and a belief in the strength of American values, even at a time when their country's laws failed to reflect the values for which they fought," said Sestak. "I was honored to be able to submit this legislation and provide a means of recognizing the life of Captain Smith, who is an inspiration to current and future generations."
Attending was Captain Smith's wife, Lois Smith, his son Gordon, his daughter Deborah and his youngest sister Nancy Windsor.
Also attending were two original Tuskegee airmen, Henry Moore, and Eugene Richardson, the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area's District Manager of the U.S. Postal Service, Jim Gallagher, and Cheyney University President Michelle Howard-Vital.


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