Black History Month speaker says “Don’t ever forget where you came from,” and honors ancestors

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Hundreds packed into the Sandy Basin Community Center to hear Fort Irwin Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Key speak about the importance and meaning behind Black History Month. He said, as thousands of African-Americans migrated away from the south (between World War I and the 1970’s), they had the words of their ancestors in mind-”Don’t ever forget who you are and where you came from.” Key encouraged the audience to remember both the high-profile African-American leaders, as well as those who are their friends and neighbors who may not make headlines but are also heroes and “sheroes” in their communities. The NTC EO/EEO Offices, along with RSS 11th ACR hosted the Black History Month Observance.

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