GSAAC Buffalo Soldiers

Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter

The above statute/monument is located at the Buffalo Soldier Memorial, at Fort Leavenworth, KS and is one of those being consider for the Buffalo Soldier Memorial here.

The above statute/monument is located at the Buffalo Soldier Memorial, at Fort Leavenworth, KS and is one of those being consider for the Buffalo Soldier Memorial here.

 

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