African-American Veterans Honored at Dotson Days in Princeton

John Humphries represented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter at the annual celebration of Dotson Days in Princeton, Kentucky.  Dotson Days is held each year at Dotson Park, the former location of Dotson School.  This school served the black community in Princeton during the days of segregation from 1941 until 1966.  The event, held the first weekend of August each year, provides an opportunity for the local community to celebrate its history, heritage, and culture.

The focus of this years Dotson Days program was honoring veterans.  John Humphries took the opportunity to honor two very special Princeton veterans.

John presented the first Veteran’s Appreciation Medal to Geneva Gray Malone, who served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

John Humphries and Geneva Gray Malone

John Humphries and Geneva Gray Malone

The second honoree and recipient of the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal was Atlas McGowan who served in the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division on the front lines of the Korean War.

John Humphries and Atlas McGowan

John Humphries and Atlas McGowan

Dotson Days Newspaper

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