Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, join us in honoring the legacy and sacrifice of our African American veterans who served our nation with courage and valor. Your generous donation helps preserve their memory and ensures their stories live on for future generations.

🌟 Why Donate? 🌟

🔹 Preserve History: Your contribution helps maintain the African American Veterans Monument, a tribute to the heroes who defended freedom.

🔹 Honor Sacrifice: Support the recognition of veterans’ service, their stories, and their crucial role in our country’s history.

🔹 Educate Future Generations: Your gift supports educational programs, ensuring the legacy of these heroes is never forgotten.

🌟 How Can You Help? 🌟

As we commemorate the valor and sacrifices of our African American veterans, your support plays a crucial role in honoring their legacy. There are numerous ways to contribute to our cause:

💰 Donations: Every dollar counts! Your financial support helps sustain our operations, educational programs, and future initiatives to honor our veterans.

🧱Commemorative Bricks: Purchase a commemorative brick to be laid at the monument as a permanent tribute to honor a veteran or express your gratitude for their service.

🎁 Legacy Giving: Consider leaving a lasting impact by including the African American Veterans Monument in your estate planning or wills.

📢 Spread the Word: Share our mission and events on social media to raise awareness and encourage others to get involved. Your voice matters!

🤝 Corporate Partnerships: Help us foster partnerships with local and national corporations interested in supporting our cause through sponsorships or CSR initiatives.

📅 Attend Our Events: Participate in our upcoming events, seminars, and ceremonial dedications to show your support and honor our veterans.

Your support helps us continue our mission of honoring and recognizing the invaluable contributions of African American veterans. Let us come together and make Giving Tuesday a day to remember our heroes!

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Honoring Our Heroes

The African American Veterans Monument located at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, recognizes the contributions of African Americans who have served and are currently serving in all six branches of the military, during war and in peace times. 

African Americans have fought in all 12 of the United States’ military conflicts since the country’s first war, whether they enlisted voluntarily, or were drafted. This Monument honors the contributions made by African American Veterans.

The Design

Designed as a matrix, The African American Veterans Monument serves as both a timeline and map of each of the country’s 12 military conflicts. With careful precision, the Monument honors the stories of African American service members and their commitments, sacrifices, and valor.

Be A Part of History

Join our community of generous supporters by donating to the African American Veterans Monument. Your support fortifies our mission to educate visitors and beyond on the cultural contributions and sacrifices made by African Americans in the Armed Forces.

Buy a Brick

Customize your contribution to AAVM by purchasing a Commemorative Concrete brick inscribed with an African American Veteran’s name, branch of service, rank or years of service. Your brick will be placed on the ground surface of the monument.

“Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder, and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth or under the earth which can deny that he has earned the right of citizenship in the United States.”

Frederick Douglass

Stories of War

This online exhibition explores the story of African American military service throughout American history and throughout all branches of the armed forces. Within are tales of valor, honor, sacrifice, and courage in the face of discrimination. Learn about figures both known and unknown; from Harriet Tubman to Henry Johnson, from Boston to Fallujah. Since the founding of the nation, African American soldiers have fought and died for the idea of a better America. These are their stories.

“The soldier’s courage and sacrifice is full of glory, expressing devotion to country, to cause, to comrades in arms. But war itself is never glorious, and we must never trumpet it as such.”

Barack Obama