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Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument

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This page will have a copy of our latest organization newsletter. We will update the page each month.

January 2007 Members Newsletter

Dear Tucsonans,

 

On behalf of the Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee, I would like to invite you to join us as we begin to raise funds to establish a Buffalo Soldier Monument here in the city of Tucson. We need your help to raise the funds needed to build this Monument. The project will cost about $1,000,000 to complete. We have asked the city of Tucson to give us an appropriate place to exhibit the monument, and have proposed to the city that it be located just north of the Quincie Douglas Library on Kino Parkway just north of 36TH Street.

The monument will require an area of about (60’ X 100’) sixty by one hundred feet. We have commissioned an artist, to render a drawing for our proposed monument.  Famed Artist and Sculptor, Ed Dwight has been commissioned to design and build the monument for us, and we are presently working with him on a model for the design of monument.

Our committee, Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee, formed in November of 2006 and is now registered with the State and Federal Government as a non-profit fundraising organization for the purpose of building the Buffalo Soldier Monument.  We have an established bank account, P.O. Box, web site, and e-mail address for the committee. 

Our next fundraising activity will be on October 17, 2008 at the Buffalo Soldiers Banquet. We are asking each person or family for a one-time donation of $250.00 to help us raise the funds for the project. If we can get 4,000 donations of $250, we would have raised the needed funds necessary to complete the project. 

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 The Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee

                                Presents the Annual Buffalo Soldiers Banquet

                                                          Friday, October 17, 2008

 Inn Suites Hotel Ballroom

                                            475 North Granada Ave. Tucson, AZ  85705

Time: 6:00 to 11:00 P.M.

Special Guest:  TBA

Veterans who served during 1976 to 1995

 

We in the Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee believe this can be done without the help of government or large corporations, but we need those of you who can to send us a donation.  We realize not everyone will be able to give a $250 donation; therefore, a donation of at least $25 will provide us the necessary funds to print materials and promote the monument. Our goal is to have all the funds in place for the monument by December of 2008. Prior to that, we will have a public showing and banquet where we will unveil final plans for the monument.

We in the Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee sincerely believe that a monument such as the one that we are proposing would greatly benefit Tucson’s economy, while at the same time honor the brave Americans who protected and served on the western frontier of our great nation for many years.

Please support this project.  Our objective is to provide a monument the entire community can be proud for many years to come.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sammie Parker, Chairman

Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee

 

Please make checks or money orders payable to: (please, no cash)

Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument

Tucson Buffalo Soldier Monument 
P.O. Box 27659, Tucson, Arizona 85726
Phone/Fax 520-294-4402
e-mail: buffalosoldiermonument@juno.com