"We look at both the history of the buffalo soldiers as well as the African-American soldiers who are contributing today to our nation," Dailey said. "They are as loyal today as they were in the days of the buffalo soldiers. It seems the right message to send in our region and to the young men on base."
"The story of the buffalo soldiers in the West is so phenomenal," Dailey said. "To my knowledge, I don't know if Robert E. Lee ever visited this region. It makes much more sense to name it after part of the history, folklore and forging of this community."