This 4-hour film honors Black veterans from the American Revolution to our battle against Global Terrorism. African Americans have risked their lives in defense of this nation in the dual effort to preserve freedom for their country while attempting to acquire it for themselves. Though their long struggle has been painful and heroic, their profound sacrifices and enormous contributions are finally recognized.
I take this moment on Memorial Day to remember my brother, US Navy Captain Charles Hicks and my cousin, Rear Admiral Benjamin Hacker.
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