The Buffalo Soldier Commemorative Area includes the Buffalo Soldier Monument, Circle of Firsts and Walkway Of Units. It is located on the east side of Grant Ave. near Smith Lake.
The American West has fascinated people all over the world since settlers first crossed the Mississippi. However, unless it includes the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, any story told about “How the West was Won” is incomplete. The Great American Frontier and Buffalo Soldier country were one and the same. View the Buffalo Soldier information sheet.
The Buffalo Soldier Monument was dedicated on July 25, 1992 by General Colin L. Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was the first African-American to serve in that capacity.