Buffalo Thunder History
The Buffalo Thunder is the annual motorcycle ride of the Buffalo Soldiers of Maryland Foundation, Inc. The ride starts on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend in Landover, Maryland (City of Praise Family Ministries) and concludes with a ceremony at the African American Civil War Monument in Washington, DC (www.afroamcivilwar.org).
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=A6DEGUZAPH95L&source=url The ride is highlighted by the flag waving church parishioners and well-wishers that come out to welcome the riders along the streets of Prince Georges County, MD and Washington, DC. Riders provide a “donation“ to participate, which allows the Foundation to provide annual support to the African American Civil War Museum and recipients of the William C. Price Memorial Scholarship.
This event was the brainchild of Emile Milne, a member of Maryland (Mother) Chapter, as a means of highlighting the AACWM and the sacrifices of African American veterans in the nation’s various wars. The Maryland (Mother) Chapter, NABSTMC provide road guards and event support of this event.
Since 2016, this event has been recognized as the Felipe A. Fields Memorial Ride, honoring the former National President of the NABSTMC and Maryland (Mother) Chapter.
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