Casey Calls for VA Recognition of African American Civil War Veterans Buried in Segregated Cemeteries

“Ahead of Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) called on the Veterans Administration (VA) to take steps to recognize African American Civil War veterans who were laid to rest in segregated burial plots. Thousands of African American Civil War veterans are buried in segregated cemeteries that are often forgotten. Senator Casey requested that the VA to establish a public database of where African American Civil War veterans are buried so the country can begin the process of fully honoring their service.”

http://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-calls-for-va-recognition-of-african-american-civil-war-veterans-buried-in-segregated-cemeteries

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