Alaska Highway celebrated Saturday

An Alaska Highway Celebration, a free community event, will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave.

The annual commemoration salutes the accomplishments of African-American soldiers who were instrumental in the construction of the Alaska-Canada (Alcan) Highway in World War II.

Organizers said they relocated the event from the outdoor Cuddy Family Park to the indoor senior center because of concerns about the weather.

Anchorage Daily News