A Tribute to an Original Buffalo Soldier

Trooper James G. Madison, an original Buffalo Soldier, will be honored Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. The program starts at 3 p.m. but the open house begins at 2 p.m. at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway.

Gifts, cards, salutations, and flowers are welcome as BRW salutes Mr. Madison in appreciation of his service. More information on James Madison can be found on the Buffalo Soldiers Research Museum website.

Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation

Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department provides facilities, programs and recreational opportunities for the community that contribute to an aesthetically pleasing environment and enhanced quality of life. The department operates and maintains close to 12,000 acres of parkland including 219 parks, 132 miles of boulevards and parkways, 47 fountains, 87 ornamental structures, 10 community centers, 27 lakes, 50 miles of trails and bikeways, 105 tennis courts, five golf courses and four museums.

Website: http://www.kcmo.org/parks

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

The Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, operated by KCMO Parks and Recreation, is a living museum that stands in tribute to the legacy of Kansas City’s early African-American pioneers and embodies the artistic, cultural and social history of the African-American experience.

About The Author: Kellie Houx

Kellie Houx

Kellie Houx is a writer and photographer. A graduate of Park University, she has 20 years of experience as a journalist. As a writer, wife and mom, she values education, arts, family and togetherness.

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