|The Buffalo Solider Memorial is located in Junction City.|
We finish Black History Month by visiting The Buffalo Soldier Memorial, which is located in Junction City and is dedicated to the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Regiments stationed at Ft. Riley – the famous “Buffalo Soldiers.” The memorial wall is constructed of native limestone and serves as a backdrop for a 9-foot bronze sculpted statue of a Buffalo Soldier by his horse. The site of the memorial is near a one-of-a-kind 1940s government housing area once designated for the Buffalo Soldiers and their families. These brick single-family dwellings are the only remaining set in existence today.
|A close up of the Buffalo Soldier Memorial.|
From 1866 through the Second World War, Buffalo Soldiers selflessly served and courageously fought in defense of our Nation and they are a reflection of the courageous sacrifice and magnificent service these men gave to the United States of America. Native American tribes dubbed the black troopers “Buffalo Soldiers” as a sign of respect for the tenacity and valor they displayed in combat throughout the western frontier.