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Original Tuskegee Airman and grand marshal Julius Freeman (Credit: Jordan Gibbons)

Original Tuskegee Airman and grand marshal Julius Freeman enters a 1931 Model A Ford as a parade begins in Uniondale, part of a celebration in which part of a road was renamed for the Tuskegee Airmen. (April 20, 2013)

Tuskegee Airmen ride classic cars on renamed street

Three Tuskegee Airmen attended a parade and dedication ceremony Saturday morning to rename a portion of Oak Street in Uniondale "Tuskegee Airmen Way."

Antique cars proceed down Oak Street in Uniondale
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Antique cars proceed down Oak Street in Uniondale on Saturday during the renaming of a portion of the street as "Tuskegee Airmen Way." The Tuskegee Airmen were the first group of black pilots in the nation's armed forces. (April 20, 2013)

Original Tuskegee Airman and grand marshal Julius Freeman
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Original Tuskegee Airman and grand marshal Julius Freeman enters a 1931 Model A Ford as a parade begins in Uniondale, part of a celebration in which part of a road was renamed for the Tuskegee Airmen. (April 20, 2013)

Tuskegee Airman Julius T. Freeman of Queens is
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Tuskegee Airman Julius T. Freeman of Queens is honored during the renaming of a portion of Oak Street in Uniondale as "Tuskegee Airmen Way" Saturday. The Airmen of World War II were the first group of black pilots in the nation's armed forces and as fighter pilots are credited with protecting the bombers they escorted better than any others. (April 20, 2013)

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Tuskegee Airman Julius T. Freeman of Queens, right,
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Tuskegee Airman Julius T. Freeman of Queens, right, is honored during the renaming of a portion of Oak Street in Uniondale as "Tuskegee Airmen Way" Saturday. (April 20, 2013)

From right, Tuskegee Airmen Julius T. Freeman and
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From right, Tuskegee Airmen Julius T. Freeman and Audley Coulthurst, both of Queens, and William Johnson of Glen Cove, are honored during the renaming of a portion of Oak Street in Uniondale as "Tuskegee Airmen Way" Saturday. The three men were among the first group of black pilots in the nation's armed forces and are credited with protecting the bombers they escorted better than any other U.S. fighter group. (April 20, 2013)

The Uniondale High School Marching Knights participate in
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The Uniondale High School Marching Knights participate in a parade in the renaming ceremony of a portion of Oak Street in Uniondale as "Tuskegee Airmen Way" Saturday. The Airmen of World War II were the first group of black pilots in the nation's armed forces. (April 20, 2013)

Uniondale cheerleaders participate in a parade during the
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Uniondale cheerleaders participate in a parade during the renaming of a portion of Oak Street in Uniondale as "Tuskegee Airmen Way" Saturday. Three Airmen from World War II attended the ceremony: William Johnson of Glen Cove, and Audley Coulthurst and Julius Freeman, both of Queens. (April 20, 2013)

Tuskegee Airmen William Johnson of Glen Cove, left,
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Tuskegee Airmen William Johnson of Glen Cove, left, and Audley Coulthurst of Queens, are honored during the renaming of a portion of Oak Street in Uniondale as "Tuskegee Airmen Way" Saturday. The Airmen of World War II were the first group of black pilots in the nation's armed forces. (April 20, 2013)

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A parade proceeds down Oak Street in Uniondale
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A parade proceeds down Oak Street in Uniondale Saturday during the renaming of a portion of the street as "Tuskegee Airmen Way". The Airmen were the first group of black pilots in the nation's armed forces and are credited with protecting the bombers they escorted better than any other U.S. fighter group. (April 20, 2013)

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