Buffalo, New York, set as location of first monument to African American veterans
frican-American veterans are finally starting to get the recognition and praise that they deserve for putting their lives on the line to fight for our country. Buffalo, New York, is slated to become the first city in the nation to have a monument in memoriam of Black soldiers, WKBW reported.
The monument will honor African-Americans who served in different divisions of the military; paying homage to those who fought in 12 wars, the news outlet writes. The project, which was revealed on Veteran’s Day last year, is being funded by a $600,000 grant from the state of New York. The committee that is spearheading the project will continue to run a fundraising campaign. All of those involved in bringing the project to fruition are excited and proud. Local leaders noted that the recognition of Black veterans is long overdue.