Honoring veterans


A group of visitors stop to make cards thanking veterans for their service.


Museum curator Rosa Roja (left) and arts program specialist Talitha Sydneia start working on cards shortly after the end of LaRue’s lecture.


Naomi Harward | Xenia Gazette The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center had special programming commemorating Veterans Day. In addition to free admission for all veterans, there will be a 1 p.m. lecture and a 2:30 p.m. art workshop. The lecture included information about Col. Young, led by Ohio historian Paul LaRue. After failing his first physical, Colonel Young, of Wilberforce, rode about 500 miles in 16 days to Washington, D.C. to contest the results and prove he was ready to serve. He was given a fighting position, though not the command position he had sought.


A group of visitors stop to make cards thanking veterans for their service.

Museum curator Rosa Roja (left) and arts program specialist Talitha Sydneia start working on cards shortly after the end of LaRue’s lecture.

Naomi Harward | Xenia Gazette

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center had special programming commemorating Veterans Day. In addition to free admission for all veterans, there will be a 1 p.m. lecture and a 2:30 p.m. art workshop. The lecture included information about Col. Young, led by Ohio historian Paul LaRue. After failing his first physical, Colonel Young, of Wilberforce, rode about 500 miles in 16 days to Washington, D.C. to contest the results and prove he was ready to serve. He was given a fighting position, though not the command position he had sought.

A group of visitors stop to make cards thanking veterans for their service.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_Making-Cards.jpgA group of visitors stop to make cards thanking veterans for their service.

Museum curator Rosa Roja (left) and arts program specialist Talitha Sydneia start working on cards shortly after the end of LaRue’s lecture.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_Roja-Sydneia.jpgMuseum curator Rosa Roja (left) and arts program specialist Talitha Sydneia start working on cards shortly after the end of LaRue’s lecture.

Naomi Harward | Xenia Gazette The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center had special programming commemorating Veterans Day. In addition to free admission for all veterans, there will be a 1 p.m. lecture and a 2:30 p.m. art workshop. The lecture included information about Col. Young, led by Ohio historian Paul LaRue. After failing his first physical, Colonel Young, of Wilberforce, rode about 500 miles in 16 days to Washington, D.C. to contest the results and prove he was ready to serve. He was given a fighting position, though not the command position he had sought.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_LaRue-Colonel-Young.jpgNaomi Harward | Xenia Gazette The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center had special programming commemorating Veterans Day. In addition to free admission for all veterans, there will be a 1 p.m. lecture and a 2:30 p.m. art workshop. The lecture included information about Col. Young, led by Ohio historian Paul LaRue. After failing his first physical, Colonel Young, of Wilberforce, rode about 500 miles in 16 days to Washington, D.C. to contest the results and prove he was ready to serve. He was given a fighting position, though not the command position he had sought.