Buffalo Soldier Creed
Iam a Buffalo Soldier, and as a Buffalo Soldier I will uphold the standards and the traditions set forth by my chapter and the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers motorcycle club.
Iam proud of my colors and the rich history that they represent. I will wear my colors with pride and will do all within my power to educate the general public about the rich history of the 9th and 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldiers.
I will respect my colors and my Buffalo Soldiers Sisters and Brothers, and when my riding days come to an end, I wish to be remembered as one who served with Dignity as a responsible biker and a proud Buffalo Soldier.
Thomas "TC" Costley
Past President National Asssociation of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club Inc.
Pictured above is BAZ of Orlando's Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers M/C on the right and on the left 94 year old former Sgt Ewin Bureaux. He was a Buffalo Soldier in the US Army, he served as a Demolition Sergeant for 4 years. During his time in the military he fought in WWII and the Pacfic Wars. In Septmeber 1957 he witnessed President Dwight D. Eisenhoer sign into law the "Civil Act of 1957". He was the first Black to place a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier. In 2007 Sgt Ewin Bureaux was honored and met with President Bush. Sgt Ewin Bureaux now lives in Oakland, CA.
The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club (BSMC) was founded in 1993 in Chicago, IL by a retired Chicago Police Officer Kenneth “Dream Maker” Thomas, since 1993 the Organization has grown from one chapter to over 100 nationwide and overseas. In 1999 the Chapters collectively formed the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club, (NABSTMC). The NABSTMC consists of professional men and women dedicated to the sport of motorcycle riding, safety, and educating the general public about the rich history of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.
In the State of Florida there are eight Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club Chapters the Orlando Chapter was founded in 2007 by David “Radio” Phelan, and Evelyn “Softail” Benton. The Orlando Chapter has several charitable events that we organize on an annual basis, such as a scholarship program whereas we give several $1000.00 scholarships to local High School Seniors, provide free back to school haircuts and school supplies to school aged children, provide monetary donations to assist cancer survivors, provide gift bags to Senior Citizens of a local nursing home during Christmas, and purchase Christmas toys for families of children who are in need. The Orlando Chapter also participates in many community service projects such as, feeding the homeless.
Another objective of National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club is to educate those who are unfamiliar with the racism, sacrifices and hardships that the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry had to endure. Our vision is to instill this knowledge into the minds and hearts of our youth, so that they can be motivated to become better citizens and leaders of tomorrow. The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club feel that by doing this, the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers of the past will live on forever and shall not be forgotten.
The colors (or the vests that we wear) represent a long history and we wear them with pride and respect. The colors pay homage to African Americans of the 9th and 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldiers who sacrificed their lives so that our country could be what it is today. Our Colors are a badge of courage, sacrifice and honor as are those who continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces.