East Hampton Honors Lt. Lee A. Hayes on Juneteenth

East Hampton Town Marks Juneteenth with event honoring the late Lt. Lee A. Hayes, an East Hampton resident and World War II Tuskegee Airman.

The Lt. Lee A. Hayes Youth Park in Amagansett was the site for East Hampton Town’s commemoration of Juneteenth, as well as an event marking the 100th anniversary of the late Lee A. Hayes, a Tuskegee Airman for whom the park was recently named. 

Mr. Hayes was an East Hampton resident who, as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps, helped to break the color barrier in the previously segregated U.S. military.