BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum will host its first “KIDD Keynotes” presentation on African American History on Friday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m., in the museum theater.
Clarence A. Johnson, director of the Defense Department’s office of diversity management and equal opportunity, said in a recent interview: “As the military services observe National African-American History Month, there are two things to keep in mind: service and commitment. Greatness is achieved by serving others, and commitment to diversity is critical to the nation and to DOD. African-Americans have long since left their mark on defending the nation since the Revolutionary War.”
Speakers at this keynote will include:
Joe Jenkins, Vietnam Veteran
Olena R. Verdun Arrington, Air Force Veteran
CPT Lance. T. Cagnolatti, Louisiana National Guard
Kenny Lynch, Air Force Veteran
Tracy Lewis, Army Veteran
POC for this event is Executive Director Alex Juan at (225) 342-1942, Ext. 12 or AJuan@usskidd.com.