Military and Federal Services Integration 60th Anniversary
Speakers included historian Michael Gardner, author of Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks, and former Representative Ken Hechler, a White House assistant and speechwriter for President Truman.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hosted a ceremony honoring the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981 integrating the armed forces and the federal civil service. The ceremony included a Presentation of the Colors, the national anthem, an invocation, and a video of remarks by Army General William Ward from Stuttgart, Germany.
Speakers included historian Michael Gardner, author of Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks, and former Representative Ken Hechler, a White House assistant and speechwriter for President Truman. close
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