Montford Point Marine Day

Today was “Montford Point Marines Day,” and according to the Jacksonville (N.C) Daily News, around 20 original “Montford Pointers” returned to celebrate the anniversary.

Montford Point was a segregated training facility for African American Marines at Camp Lejeune. Starting on August 26, 1942, and ending in 1949, over 20,000 soldiers trained at the camp.

You can find out more about the Montford Point Marines at Montford Point Marines Association, Inc. You can also read the Senate resolution at:

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