Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate Anniversary of the First Regiment Formation

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vanessa Bernal of Councilmember Ward’s Office presents a certificate of recognition.

On July 24 delegates celebrating the 152nd anniversary of the formation of the Buffalo Soldier Regiment visited the Casa del Rey Morro African American Museum on Congress Street in Old Town San Diego.

The Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce/Business Improvement District President, Fred Grand joined in the celebration with other supporters and presented the group with a Proclamation that read:

“Whereas the Buffalo Soldiers formed in 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and all African American regiments fighting in the American Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, Mexican Border War, World War I and World War II, became synonymous with the name Buffalo Soldiers, and 2018 marks the 152nd Anniversary and whereas the gathering to celebrate this occasion is in Old Town San Diego at the Casa del Rey Morro African American Museum, therefore the Old Town Chamber of Commerce/Business Improvement District declares this day in Old Town San Diego.”
Also present at the event was Vanessa Bernal representing Councilmember Chris Ward on behalf of the San Diego City Council to recognize the importance of the event with a certificate of recognition.

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