Soldiers honored at the Tamarack

Local - 11/9/2013 7:20 PM by Joe Hellriegel
BECKLEY - Veteran's Day is Monday and people in the area are getting ready to celebrate and remember those who served.

One of the events took place at the Tamarack and is called the Aubrey Stewart project. It's the story of "The Wereth 11" where 11 African-American soldiers were tortured and killed at the Battle of the Bulge. One of those soldiers, Aubrey Stewart is a native of Piedmont. The founder of the project, also from Piedmont says on Friday they were finally nationally recognized and it was a long time coming.

"It's like they've come home, finally after 60 something years. So it's an amazing day and just to be here at Tamarack to be here to have a presentation here and this happened this weekend we couldn't ask for better, we couldn't as for better," said TJ Coleman.

Coleman says the project challenges us to learn from the past, encourage today's youth to dream and to promote racial unity.


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