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Buffalo Soldier Dedication
September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us September 21st from 11am – 12pm for the ribbon cutting Buffalo Soldiers Dedication in front of the Infantry Barracks who served at Fort Vancouver National Site.
Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?
In 1866, Congress created six segregated US Army regiments, which were later consolidated into four. Though African Americans had participated in US military conflicts since the Revolutionary War, this marked the first time that Black men could enlist in the Regular Army. Soldiers from these units – the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry – became known as “Buffalo Soldiers.”
In 1899, soldiers from Company B of the 24th Infantry were assigned to Vancouver Barracks.
Today, The Buffalo Soldiers Moses Williams Pacific Northwest Chapter is committed to preserving and recognizing the contributions and commitment of the Buffalo Soldiers, educating others about the courage and integrity demonstrated by these brave men, and establishing a standard of excellence and behavior worthy of the brave soldiers whose shoulders we stand upon.