Black History program honors history maker

Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)
Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)
Cadet Sergeant Khadeja Kennedy is a JROTC student at Westover Comprehensive High School. (Source: WALB)
Cadet Sergeant Khadeja Kennedy is a JROTC student at Westover Comprehensive High School. (Source: WALB)
Major General Alfred Flowers signed autographs in his latest book at the program this weekend. (Source: WALB)
Major General Alfred Flowers signed autographs in his latest book at the program this weekend. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Alfred Flowers.

History-maker Major General Alfred Flowers was in Albany over the weekend.

Organizers wanted the Black History program in his honor Saturday night to give light to younger generations about living history makers.

Flowers is the longest-serving airman in Air Force history, and the longest-serving African American in defense history. Flowers retired from the Air Force in January 2012.

JROTC students from all three Dougherty County high schools said hearing him speak is a memory they'll never forget.

"It's kind of like a once in a lifetime chance cause most people they don't really get to experience a lot of things like this. So I think it will be good for me to see first hand who he is and see what he has done in his past life," said Cadet Sergeant Khadeja Kennedy, a student at Westover Comprehensive High School.

The event was held at the Dougherty County Comprehensive High School.

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