DENVER (CBS4) – A wreath-laying ceremony honored the Buffalo Soldiers, a group of African-Americans who protected 19th-century settlers, at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Wednesday.

The all African-American units were formed in 1866. Some of the soldiers are buried at Fort Logan.

“They should not be forgotten. They had many trials and tribulations. They worked hard to prove they could be good soldiers and good citizens,” John Bell, of Buffalo Soldiers of the American West, said at the ceremony.

Re-enactments since 1986 help bring awareness to the group.


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