BUFFALO SOLDIERS OF THE ARIZONA TERRITORY, MESA
BUFFALO SOLDIERS OF THE ARIZONA TERRITORY, MESA
PATRIOTISM VETERANS AND HISTORICANS, 1866 - 1902
OUTREACH COMMUNITY EVENTS
This is an early rendering of the monument, and is subject to change.
9th and 10th Cavalry and 24th and 25th Infantry
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Buffalo Soldiers AZ Territory Monument
Mail to: Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory
P.O. Box Box 20883
Mesa, Arizona 85277-0883
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CORPORATE SPONSORS WILL HAVE THEIR NAMES INCLUDED ON THE MONUMENT.
1.) Medal of Honor Sponsors, $25,000
2.) Valor Sponsors, $20.000
3.) Silver Star Sponsors, $15,000
4.) Bronze Star Sponsors, $10,000
5.) Buffalo Soldiers, $5,000
6.) Meritorious Service Sponsors, $2,500
VETERANS , NON-PROFIT 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES and INDIVIDUALS
1. Eagle Sponsor - $1,000
2. Honor Sponsor - $500
3. Supporting Sponsor - $250
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Thank you so much for your kind donation and support for the BUFFALO SOLDIERS AZ TERRITORY MONUMENT.
Note: All memorial bricks has been ordered.
Independent Organization, is organized under IRS Section Non-profit 501(c)(3) as a public charity. Filed Number: 14121954. Buffalo Soldiers AZ Territory Monument, Filed Number: 28871971.
Our organization is solely commissioned with the responsibility to erect a monument.
*You will receive an acknowledgement receipt for your tax deducible donation.
Purpose and Mission
Our mission is to support and educate the citizens of the Great State of Arizona on the accomplishments and personal sacrifices of the historical Buffalo Soldiers, 9th and 10th Cavalry and 24th and 25th Infantry legends. The Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory is determined to ensure the heritage of that period and the Black Americans of that time are not lost to destiny.
The regiment is a group of individuals who research and re-enact the parts of history and the characters of the Old West. The Buffalo Soldiers were somehow forgotten in the pages of our history books.
"To acknowledge the heroic stand of all those years ago that the Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Cavalry and 24th and 25th Infantry, Year: 1866 - 1902 was seeking equality for all, which made this diversity of choice possible today. Buffalo Soldiers stood for Courage, Sacrifice, Bravery, Loyalty and Devotion to Duty."
Buffalo Soldiers Presentations, Traveling History Displays, Buffalo Soldiers Dedication Ceremonies, Arizona Statehood Day Expo "AZ BEST FEST", Preschools - Child help Keys Community Center Graduation and Word of Abundant Life Christian Center Summer Pre school Program, Elementary Schools, Community Colleges (Graduations), Universities , Churches, Color Guard, Honor Guard, Military Functions, Veterans Organizations, Indoors and Outdoors Re-enactment Festivals, Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer and Military Memorial Park Cemetery, Nine Buffalo Soldiers Headstone Dedication Memorial Services, Re-enactments Arizona History of Our Military 1846 - 1912, Wild Western Festival, Grandparents Place of Phoenix Resident Associations, NAACP Annual Maricopa County Branch - Freedom Dinner, Juneteenth Celebrations, Arizona Veterans State Home, Phoenix, Goldfield Ghost Town Festival "National Day of the Cowboy Celebration," Martin Luther King, Jr., Parades and Galas, Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Galas, Arizona Black Rodeos, Fiesta Bowl Parades, Black History Month Events, Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza's Veterans Memorials Dedications, Beverly Hills Hilton, California - Motion Pictures 25th Annual 'Golden Boots Awards', Annual African American Legislative Leadership Conference Awards Dinners, African American Student Convocation, Watkins Emergency Shelter "Dream Girls, Faith Bases Service Org., Annual American Heritage Festival "We Make History", Fort Verde State Historic Park, Non-Profits Organization Events, Phoenix Veterans Parades, Mesa Veterans of Washington/Escobedo Community Exhibition, Mesa 4th of July Festival, Boys and Girls of Greater Scottsdale Lehi Branch in Mesa, Phoenix Children's Hospital Charity Event, Posting Colors at Arizona State Capitol, ASU Black African Coalition - Soul Food, Prescott Western Heritage Days, Mesa East Valley Veterans Parades, Old Tucson Studios Events, Black Youth Recognition Conference at Arizona State University, Newspapers and Television Coverages, Formal Ceremonies, Businesses, Conventions, Luncheons, Tombstone Parades, Mesa Falcon Field Airport, Buckeye and Scottsdale Airshows, Dedication to the Tuskegee Airmen, Civilians and Veterans Funerals and others.
We are reaching out to businesses, veterans' organizations, celebrities, entrepreneurs, esteemed sports figures, foundations, non-profit organizations, community leaders and individuals.
The Buffalo Soldiers Arizona Territory Monument is designed by the Official Arizona Centennial Legacy Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory - Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment, Mesa, Arizona (Independent Organization).
We are very proud of our accomplishments and our sustaining efforts to educate our fellow Americans about the contributions made by the Buffalo Soldiers as they served our country.
"Our Hard Work Has Paid Off"
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Cathy Williams the First Female Buffalo Soldier, 38th Infantry, Company A, 1866 - 1868.
Cathy Williams, a former slave, enlisted in the U.S. Army. Cathy disguised herself as a man and assuming the name "William Cathay" as she became the First Female Buffalo Soldier. Enlisted: November 15, 1866. Discharged: October 14, 1868. At that time, women were not allowed to serve as soldiers..
Cathy Williams was pressed into service in 1861 by the Union Army in Missouri. Cathy was 17 years old when the Union Army pressed her into service as a laundress and cook. She served in the Indian Wars as a Buffalo Soldier - the first and only female ever to do so.
The recruiter assigned her to the 38th U.S. Infantry, Company A as William Cathay, a 22 year-old, 5'9, black-eyed with black hair and black complexion.
Her cousin and a friend, both male, served with her and kept her secret.
Cathy knew that in addition to earning an income, she would also receive health benefits, opportunities for education, and eventually a pension. She didn't want to be married of have children, she wanted to be an independent and make her own living and not be dependent on relations or friends.
Cathy never received her pension as a Buffalo Soldier.
Charles Young was born to enslaved parents Gabriel and Arminta Young in Mayslick, Kentucky on March 12, 1864.
He entered West Point in 1889 and became only the third African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy in 1889. His military career spanned 33 years of segregated service. He was the highest-ranking African American in the United States Forces from 1894 until his death in 1922.
Colonel Charles Young, Buffalo Soldier, 10th Cavalry
Black Cavalryman, Fort Huachuca Commander , and Early Intelligence Officer.
Major Charles Young one of the six Negro officers of the Army and our Squadron Commander.
Young was recalled to active duty in 1919 as military attache to Liberial while on an intelligence mission he became critically ill, died and was buried in Lagos, Nigeria on January 8, 1922. He was buried with military honors rendered by British Troops. He was re-buried in Arlington National Cemetery on June 1st, 1923.
Cmdr. Fred Marable, President/CEO and Founder, U.S. Army, Vietnam Veteran and Arizona Veteran Hall of Fame, October 28, 2016
Secretary of State Michele Reagan and Wanda A. Wright, Director Arizona Department of Veterans' Services.
The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Medal was commissioned in 2001 and is the highest honor awarded by the Governor to an honorably discharged military veteran of the State for achievements outside of their military service that significantly benefit and provide inspiration to other veterans.
The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Medallion and associated neck wear are directly related to the official Arizona Flag,
The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame (AVHOF) recognizes and honors our Arizona veterans who have made significant civic contributions at the local, state, or national level. Honorees are veterans who serve, or have honorably served, their country through military service and who also serve and inspire their fellow citizens with deeds and accomplishments outside their military service. Of single exception is that the AVHOF also recognizes Arizona's Medal of Honor recipients.
With the inaugural ceremony, Arizona became the second state in the nation establish a veterans' hall of fame. Each year since, with the consent of the Governor, the Unified Arizona Veterans continues to honor our veterans by inducting them into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame.
THE ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME
On October 28, 2016, Commander Fred Marable, U. S. Army Vietnam Veteran was inducted into The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame as a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and as a Buffalo Soldier of the Arizona Territory and featured at the State Capitol Museum.
The organization have received the following Buffalo Soldiers Medal of Honor recipient's medallions and plaques that are inducted into The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame and featured at the State Capitol Museum..
1. Corporal Isaiah Mays, Medal of Honor, (1858 - 1925) inducted May 30, 2001.
2. Sergeant Benjamin Brown, Medal of Honor, (1859 - 1910) inducted October 23, 2015.
3. Sergeant William McBryar, Medal of Honor, (1861 - 1941) inducted October 28, 2016.
THE ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME
On October 28, 2016, Deputy Commander London-Marable accepting Sergeant William McBryar (Buffalo Soldier) Medal of Honor, (1861 - 1941) and Medallion.
The organization have received the following Buffalo Soldiers Medal of Honor recipient's medallions and plaques that have been inducted into The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame.
The Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory - Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment, under the direction of Deputy Commander Michelle London-Marable, present a patriotic tribute to our nation by Ray Charles "America of the Beautiful" song.
The original Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory, several receiving our nation's highest military recognition for valor, the Medal of Honor, were an instrumental force in the protection of European settlers of our then territory.
The current organization bring their story to life, and teach us of the dedication to our nation and their important part in its building.
Commander London-Marable portrays the First Female Buffalo Soldier, Cathy Williams who enlisted under the name of William Cathay, serving from 1866 - 1868.
The Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory - Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment were formed in 2007 by Michelle and her husband, Frederick Marable, who is the Commander of the Regiment.
April 9, 2016 Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society Awards Gala, Scottsdale, Arizona. Deputy Cmdr. Michelle London-Marable, U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Cmdr. Fred Marable.
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