All Press Releases for July 14, 2022

Dedication and unveiling of the African American Veterans Monument

The dedication and unveiling ceremony is scheduled for September 24, 2022

A first-of-its-kind tribute, The African-American Veterans Monument will serve as an educational beacon to all people who seek freedom and democracy. We are stronger together as a nation "Van Taylor"

    BUFFALO, NY, July 14, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The first of its kind African American Veterans Monument (AAVM) will recognize the contributions of African Americans who have served and are currently serving in all six branches of the military, during the war and in peace times whether they enlisted voluntarily or were drafted. This Monument honors the contributions made by African American Veterans.

African Americans have served in all 12 of the country's major conflicts, beginning with the Revolutionary War in 1775. A disenfranchised group, African American Veterans, fought for the ideals of our country since its inception, despite facing unequal representation, disrespect, and disregard for their basic civil rights. Its design features 12 black concrete pillars symbolizing 12 campaigns from the Revolutionary War to the War on Afghanistan. It stands for the integrity, strength, and resilience of African Americans from every branch of service.

We invite you to view the inspirational video that introduced this project to the community on our website at The monument will extend the current footprint of The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park on Buffalo's waterfront at Canalside and the Erie Basin Marina. Thank you, in advance, for your support of the country's first-ever African American Veterans Monument.

For More information on the Gala and Sponsorship Opportunities to support this endeavor please contact us.


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The African American Veterans Monument Committee is a collective of Veterans, Historians, and volunteers based in Buffalo NY. The mission is simple let history tell the story.

African American Veterans Monument Inc. is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 85-2599672.

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