I don't need Hollywood to remind me of African-Americans' achievements in WWII. I have my father. For his valor and bravery my father earned the World War II Victory Medal, among other commendations. But when he returned home he never received his medal or an official "thank you."
As we enter Black History Month, let us pause to remember the sacrifice of African-American soldiers, past and present. We should know that the veterans who paved the road for our current soldiers went through hell and high water.