WASCO, Calif. (KERO) — The City of Wasco honored its local Buffalo Soldiers today as part of its National Black History Month celebrations.
The Buffalo Soldiers were founded in 1866 as six all-Black units created by the United States Army after the Civil War. The units served on the western frontier protecting settlers.
Today, the local version of the Buffalo Soldiers reaches out and helps educate youth on their legacy.
In honor of Black History Month, Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia awarded the soldiers a special proclamation recognizing their years of service to the community and the nation.