Veterans Legacy Program: Videos
NCA is proud to support local filmmakers, storytellers, and students engaging with the stories of Veterans in their local national cemeteries. They may raise issues of local interest or even controversy. We hope this encourages all viewers to learn more about the Veterans and their circumstances. The views expressed by parties in the films are not those of NCA, but presented as part of the plurality of perspectives and views surrounding the life and service of American Veterans.
Produced for NCA's Veterans Legacy Program by students and faculty from San Francisco State University.
Produced for NCA's Veterans Legacy Program by students and faculty from San Francisco State University. Over 400 Buffalo Soldiers are interred at San Francisco National Cemetery. This film tells their story: who they were and what the place is in the history of the American West.
The African-Americans who volunteered for the "Buffalo Soldiers" (the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiments) were living one of the greatest adventures of their day. While serving in the cavalry provided a new beginning in the West for thousands of African-Americans, far away from the post-Civil War South, they also encountered tough duty in several wars. These soldiers served honorably and with valor. Unfortunately, we do not know much about most Buffalo Soldiers, as they left little behind in terms of evidence for historians to document. But we know what some inspiring soldiers did in the face of the enemy and were recognized for it, and we know that the Buffalo Soldiers were respected by presidents and senior commanders, and feared by their foes. They continue to inspire today.
Produced for NCA's Veterans Legacy Program by students and faculty from San Francisco State University. Intended as a "Part 2" to "Pride of the Buffalo Soldiers," this film details the history of one of the hardest-fought chapters of the Indian Wars, from both perspectives.
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