Are there moments of spiritual awe that can occur in modern times? Do gods and goddesses walk amongst us? Can we still be moved by the beauty and power of myth? This evolving performance art installation will incorporate digital imagery (prints/video) and soundscapes. And it is tonight…from 6 – 8pm at 8 North Main Street in downtown Dayton the old CVS space/ PNC Building.
Yellow Springs, Ohio resident Jonas Bender was proud to serve as a member of the Montford Point Marines. Bender and 20,000 members of the group who broke the Corps’ color barrier were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal recently in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama signed the bill awarding the medal to the Montford Point Marines last year.
Bender, 87, is one of 400 Marines still living of the 20,000 who trained at the segregated boot camp of Montford Point in North Carolina between 1942 and 1949.