African American Veterans Monument

African American Veterans Monument

A monument to African Americans who fought in America's wars is coming to the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park. Erie County is paying part of the cost because history can be good for tourism.

provided by African American Veterans Monument Committee

A project to erect a monument saluting African-American veterans in the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park has received a cash boost from the owners of the Buffalo Sabres and Bills.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Ground was broken Friday at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park on the site where a future African-American Veterans Monument will be erected.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Fundraising for the nation’s first monument to honor African American veterans across all U.S. conflicts is getting a boost from Catholic Health, and the company’s employees are being recognized the process.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two state lawmakers, one from each house of the Legislature, are announcing funding that brings a long-desired memorial closer to reality on Buffalo's waterfront.