Breaking ground on a new African American Veterans Monument

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – The Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park is expanding. Twelve pillars representing the 12 American military conflicts will rise to recognize the African American soldiers that have fought for this country. 

“We as African Americans have been shedding our blood for this country since its very inception,” Walter Cole, a Vietnam Veteran and Buffalo native said. He is proud that their will be a memorial that celebrates African American soldiers in Western New York. 

The monument will have a brick foundation with names of fallen African American soldiers from Western New York with the 12 ten- foot pillars scattered around. 

“May these hallow…

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