NEWBURGH - President Barack Obama's visit to the Hudson Valley included some exciting moments for a group of African-American military veterans.

The president stopped to speak with a group from the Buffalo Soldiers Organization in Newburgh. 

He also took pictures with the World War II vets at Stewart Air National Guard Base.

The original Buffalo Soldiers were African-Americans who served in the United States cavalry during the second half of the 19th century. The group protected mostly white settlers from Native Americans.