Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement in support of his bill, H.R. 4406, which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York as the Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building.
“I am proud to honor the Tuskegee Airmen by renaming the U.S. post office located at 99 Macombs Place in their honor,” said Rep. Espaillat. “This is a symbolic gesture to recognize the significant sacrifice and dedication on the airmen who served this country. The Tuskegee Airmen are known for breaking racial barriers, for their bravery in the armed forces, and their courage to lead the fight against racism and discrimination once they returned home during Jim Crow in the South.
“I will be holding an official renaming ceremony later this fall to ensure these brave men and their tribute will forever be remembered.”
The Tuskegee Airmen was a popular name given to the first all-black squadron, activated into service by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 during the peak of World War II.
We appreciate Congressman Espaillat for this gesture, but how about doing something about the USPS delivery, and postal office problems people of New York City outside of Manhattan are experiencing