We are in Mobile to celebrate the honorable legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers

June 8, 2019
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We are in Mobile to celebrate the honorable legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers

We are in Mobile to celebrate the honorable legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers

“I am from Augusta, Georgia but I ride with the Buffalo Soldiers from Columbia, South Carolina. We are in Mobile to celebrate the honorable legacy of the 9th and 10th Calvary. Buffalo Soldiers were the first African Americans who were allowed to participate in the Civil War. After the war, they were put together in New Orleans and Kansas and were sent out West to take care of the western frontier. They protected stagecoaches and wagon trains and the construction of the railroad from attacks from Native Americans. Native Americans gave them the name Buffalo Soldiers based on their black, curly hair perhaps or their courageous spirit. Most of the members of our Buffalo Soldiers group today are first responders, police officers and veterans. People don’t know the history of the 9th and 10th Calvary who broke down barriers and opening opportunities for African American men at that time.”

“They fought in every war from 1866 to 1844. Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders got pinned down at Cuba and it was the Buffalo Soldiers who went in and saved them and took most of the casualties getting them out. The Buffalo Soldiers were left out of the stories and newsreels. They were the first park rangers in California. Charles Young was the first black colonel over the Buffalo Soldiers. African Americans have participated in all American wars, we just didn’t get any headlines. Their sacrifices in war did not make them equal citizens when they returned home.”
“This organization of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle group was started by a member of law enforcement who thought this was the right way to pay homage. We try to educate the community about what the Buffalo Soldiers are about. Native Americans gave them the name Buffalo Soldiers based on their hair perhaps or their courageous spirit. We are about service to the community and country and we talk to schools. We contribute to charities in our local communities and where we meet each year.”
“We are going to the African American historical site on Saturday and giving them a gift of $10,000 and laying a wreath. We don’t want our soldiers to be forgotten. We have to maintain our history.”
“I am a lawyer. Riding with the Buffalo Soldiers is also about honoring the legacy of my father who is no longer with us. He was an Army career man and part of the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. This helps me connect to his experience. I started riding motorcycles in 2010 because my husband encouraged me to ride. I wanted my own bike and we ride Indians. It is cheap therapy for me. You see the terrain and it is a different experience with senses and smells than riding the car. It is my escape.”

1 comment on “We are in Mobile to celebrate the honorable legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers”

  1. Thanks for making the trip to my home town. I working with Eddie about getting Oaklawn Cemetery cleaned up.

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