As American as Apple Pie: A salute to all the “Buffalo Soldiers” on Memorial Day

As some of you celebrate and recognize the sacrifice made by this country’s fallen soldiers. Do me a favor and give some thought to what the Buffalo Soldiers endured as they “forcibly” served a country at a time when they were not “free”. Black folks in the military have made significant sacrifices in championing the American ideal of freedom and democracy.

And given just how the African-American narrative encompasses the fight for freedom and equality. It must be acknowledged, that their service came with much much honor in the face of skepticism – individually and otherwise. They’re almost always overlooked when it comes to any “celebration” of bravery and courage in America; but, they were there. Oh yeah, black folks were always there, and will continue to be: