Buffalo Soldiers 2012
Thousands of members of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers from chapters across the country from gathered Sunday at the African American Civil War Memorial on U Street.

They were there for “Buffalo Thunder,” which honors African Americans who served in the U.S. military.

Who were the Buffalo Soldiers? As they explain on their Facebook Page, “The name, patch, purpose, and charter specifically pay homage to the original 9th and 10th cavalry black Army units authorized by congress in 1866 and who were subsequently named Buffalo Soldiers by native-American Indians.

" We are bonded by a camaraderie of military service or uniformed civilian service and an affection for large motorcycles that we enjoy riding.”

The African American Civil War Memorial is at 1200 U Street NW; the Museum is now at a new location, 1925 Vermont Avenue NW.
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