February 12, 2018- Houston, TX – Through the prism of time, there is consensus for the contributions made by the African-American soldier who has proudly served in every military campaign from the revolutionary war to the current engagement in the Persian Gulf. Every year The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum invites the public to celebrate the history and outstanding contributions of the African-American armed forces personnel at its annual fundraising gala. This year celebrates and honors the birthdays of military heroes on Friday, February 23, 2018 in the museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Gallery at 6:30 p.m.
“Honoring Our Sergeants Major” is the night’s theme which highlights the important role of this unique and highly-ranked position in the United States Army. Guests will enjoy a night of fine dining, entertainment, dancing and moving speeches and stories from military heroes during the black-tie affair. Executive Director of The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Desmond Bertrand-Pitts believes this ceremony is especially important during Black History Month, “Although Black History is 365, February is Nationally recognized as Black History Month and we are honored to be a main attraction during this time, wrapping up the month is our 18th Annual Gala; celebrating the birth of the only institution dedicated to the African American military experience, come and celebrate with us.” Proceeds from the gala support BSNM initiatives such as, youth and educational outreach programs, the arts, and historic research.
“Support a worthy cause as we preserve American History, we need you!”
About The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum:
The mission of The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) is to educate the public and to preserve, promote and perpetuate the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of America’s Buffalo Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the present. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution, was founded in the year 2000 by Vietnam veteran and African-American military historian, Captain Paul J. Matthews. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a proud member of the Houston Museum District and is the only museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in the United States of America.