Memorial Day Parade

Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III, 98, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, lead the National Memorial Day Parade as the Grand Marshall.

Harvey, a decorated Korean War aviator served as a pilot along with three other Tuskegee Airmen in the military’s first top gun style competition back in 1949.

His team took the top spot in the propeller competition — but they weren’t recognized until the 1990s, an honor long overdue.