GSAAC Buffalo Soldiers
Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter
BUFFALO SOLDIER MEMORIAL DESCRIPTION
Type of Memorial: History of the Buffalo Soldiers
Memorial Mission Statement:
To “educate” the Tucson community about rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their positive impact on defending the nation and settling Southern Arizona and other Western states.
Memorial Coalition Members: Ward 5, Tucson, AZ, Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter of the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association, 9th Memorial United States Cavalry Inc., 10 Cavalry Troop B Foundation, Omega Psi Phi Faternerity, Tucson, AZ
Memorial Location: Quincey Douglas Neighborhood Center, Tucson, AZ
Memorial Features and Descriptions: The Memorial will display the rich history of honorable service of the Buffalo Soldiers in settling the Southwestern United States. Here are some of the planned features:
- Flags/flagpoles featuring the unit flags of the 9th,10th, 24th and 25th Regiments.
- Four Regimental Gazeboes (9th Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, 24th Infantry and 25th Infantry).
- Various pedestals honoring Medal of Honor recipients and other Buffalo Soldier historical figures.
- Interactive kiosk.
- Site markers and benches.
Memorial Opening: TBA