‘He’s a hero to our country’: Tuskegee Airman from Lynchburg memorialized with flyover
LYNCHBURG, Va. – A group of pilots flew over a Lynchburg neighborhood Saturday to honor a Tuskegee Airman who died the week before. Feldvary believes it’s important to pay respect to the surviving Tuskegee Airmen while they are still here. “There are very few World War II veterans alive now,” Feldvary said. “It’s an incredible honor to pay tribute to a hero and a patriot this way,” Crider said. “Alfred Farrar, he’s a hero to our country.”This is the second memorial event for Farrar in Lynchburg, following an event in his honor at Monument Terrace which featured his son, Roy.
‘I feel like he’s flying over’: Tuskeegee Airman honored in Lynchburg after passing away before 100th birthday
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Monument Terrace Troop Rally honored Lynchburg veterans again on Friday. Roy Farrar planned to celebrate with his father, Tuskeegee Airman Alfred Farrar, for his 100th birthday. He died a week ago, so Steve Bozeman and the Lynchburg Veterans Council transformed the troop rally into a memorial service. During the ceremony, Bozeman surprised Roy when he announced he would keep his dad’s memory alive with some paving of his own. As long as Monument Terrace stands, those bricks will be over there,” he said.
Alfred Farrar, former Tuskegee Airman, dies just short of 100th birthday
Alfred Farrar would have turned 100 years old on Dec. 26. December 9, 2020, file photo shows Alfred Farrar, a former Tuskegee Airman, posing for a portrait in the doorway of his home in Lynchburg, Virginia. "It was just something that he did at the time, that was needed at the time," Roy Farrar said. After his discharge in 1943, Alfred Farrar studied to be an aerospace engineer and worked as an engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration for four decades. Roy Farrar said several planes are expected to fly over a separate memorial ceremony for his father on his birthday.cbsnews.com
Lynchburg hero, Tuskegee Airman passes away days before 100th birthday
Lynchburg hero and Tuskegee Airman Alfred Farrar has passed away, just days before his 100th birthdayLYNCHBURG, Va. – A Tuskegee Airman who lived in Lynchburg has passed away, according to the Lynchburg Area Veterans Council. Alfred T. Farrar served in World War II and died on Thursday night, days before his 100th birthday on Dec. 26. The veterans council is still set to honor his life and service at Monument Terrace on Christmas Day.