ATTENTION: We are Looking for WNY Veterans of Operation Desert Storm

ATTENTION WNY VETERANS OF OPERATION DESERT STORM:
The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program is looking to identify Desert Storm Veterans in our community, so we can formally invite them to attend our annual dinner honoring WNY Veterans who served in Operation Desert Storm, Iraq 1991.

We are able to accommodate 50 Veterans, each with a plus one, completely free of charge. This notice is not serving as an official invitation to the event, rather as a tool to find and identify Desert Storm Veterans in our community, so we can formally invite them to attend.

If you are or know a WNY Desert Storm Veteran contact Mike Shurmatz at the Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York, 1280 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209, 716-898-0110, ext 144 or wearedwyer@vocwny.org.

On September 10th, 2016, the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program is hosting this annual dinner honoring WNY Veterans who served in Operation Desert Storm. We will spend the evening on board the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo Naval Park, honoring the brave men and women who took part in this “Forgotten War”, which was one of the United States most impressive displays of Military force and dominance.

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VA Press Conference at the Buffalo Naval Park

The purpose of this nationwide effort is to inform our Veterans, their families, media, and other stakeholders of what VA is doing on their behalf in the delivery and access to VA healthcare, services, programs and benefits.

WNY Veterans Honored on Independence Day at Naval and Military Park in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As the nation celebrates its 240th year of independence, four more veterans were inducted on the Wall of Honor inside the Naval and Military Park at Canalside in Buffalo.

Brian Fitzgerald, Vito Rinaldo, Elmer Wienclawski and John Moffat were honored for their service with a name plaque on the wall with other Western New York veterans. Dozens came out to the ceremony that included a keynote address from State Senator Tim Kennedy.

“Two hundred and forty years is an extraordinary feat. It’s a feat that has only been able to have been accomplished by those individuals that put on the military uniform like the four inductees here today, others in this room and many that aren’t here with us, that have fought both at home and abroad, to protect those freedoms that were signed 240 years ago,” Kennedy said.

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From TwcNews.com

Written by LaMonica Peters

Monday, July 4, 2016 at 01:49 PM EDT