U.S. Officials Mark Military Integration Anniversary

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • World War II veterans Spencer Moore, left, and William Perry are assisted to the podium by Defense Secretary Robert Gates in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.  The ceremony commemorated President Truman's executive order 60 years ago that marked the beginning of racial integration in the armed services.  U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • World War II veterans Spencer Moore, left, and William Perry address the audience at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed services in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.   U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • World War II veteran Spencer Moore addresses the audience at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.    U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Former Secretary of State and 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell addresses the audience at the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed forces in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.   U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Former Secretary of State and the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell addresses the audience at the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed forces in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.   U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Medal of Honor recipient and U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye listens to the Army chorus sing America the Beautiful at the conclusion of the ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed forces in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.   U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • World War II veterans talk with younger men at the conclusion of the ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed forces in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.   U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and House of Representatives Clerk Lorraine Miller talk at the conclusion of the ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed forces in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.   U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • World War II veteran Spencer Moore is greeted by a former servicemember at the conclusion of the ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed forces in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.   U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Carlton W. Kent takes a photo with a World War II veteran at the end of a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the integration of the armed forced in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008.  U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen