Annie Lin shares these photos and writes:
U. S. Postal Service 23rd Annual Black History Program was held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at William Fleming High School.
It was my son Jerry’s and my first time there. This year’s program, “Measuring Potential Not Achievements” began with food and refreshments, and local vendors at 1:00pm; then at 2:00pm, the program started at Dickinson Auditorium. First, Invocation by Leroy Garrison, Master of Ceremony by Marcie Shearl, and Color Guard by William Fleming High School, ROTC Color Guard. Then Pledge of Allegiance, the following program was National Anthem by Cynthia Coles, Manger, Marketing Appalachian District; National Negro Anthem by Elizabeth Yates, USPS Sales Service Association; Welcome & Recognition of Visitors by Ed Schaben, Postmaster in Roanoke; Remarks by Jim Hubbard, Manger in Roanoke Melrose Station; Presentation-the Postal Service had unveil this year’s Black Heritage Stamp-Shirley Chisholm; Stamp Unveiling by Cynthia Coles, Manger Marketing Appalachian District, Shane Hensley, Human Resources Manager Appalachian District, Musical Selection(s) by Corey Smith, Playing Steal Guitar/Refuge Temple Church; Dance Team by F.R.E.E.Dance Team, William Fleming High School; Special Guest Speaker by Onzlee Ware, Former 11th District Virginia House of Delegate; Musical Selection(s) by Temple of the Wayout Church Choir, and Benediction by Leroy Garrison.
Throughout the program, they had door prizes. I won a gift that a cooler with Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program on it.
Jerry enjoyed food and drinks. I took pictures with Post Services employees at their booth. See! Shirley Chisholm’s stamp and a beautiful cake there. I met new friends and took their pictures.
I asked Jim Hubbard, a manger at Melrose Statioin, “How can I get in the performance next year?” I said “I can do Tai-Chi demonstration.” he said “Just e-mail to him.” I hope I will get an answer to celebration Black Heritage.