BUFFALO, N.Y. — A new monument planned for Buffalo’s waterfront will honor African-American military veterans.

State and local officials say the monument will recognize the contributions of African-Americans who have served in all branches of the military during both times of war and peace.

It will be located at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, where several other memorials already stand.

Planners hope to dedicate it on Veterans Day 2018.

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