HAMMOND | In honor of Black History Month, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and Hammond will hold a program Feb. 6 to honor four African-American men for their contributions made during World War ll.
The program is set for 10 a.m. in the lobby of City Hall. Community leaders and Hammond High School students are participating.
The veterans to be honored are Sgt. 1st Class William Smith Jr., Sgt. James Paul Davis Sr., Pfc. Joe Ceasor Sr.* and Pfc. Charles Hackett Sr.
* Editor's note: A brief in some Jan. 26 editions and a picture in some Feb. 7 editions incorrectly listed the rank of Joe Ceasor Sr., one of four African-Americans World War ll veterans honored by the city of Hammond. Ceasor is a private first class. The Times regrets the error.