All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors Dedicated on May 30, 1934, this memorial in Philadelphia pays homage to that city and its "colored soldiers." The inscription on the back of the monument reads: "To commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of all colored soldiers who served in the various wars engaged in by the United States of America that a lasting record shall be made of their unselfish devotion to duty as an inspiration to future generations ... " Listen and learn more about black history @