Judge Robert Russell Lecture

Many people visited the Buffalo Naval Park on July 22nd to see the honorable Judge Robert Russell’s lecture about the issues that face many veterans, specifically female veterans. Judge Russell created the nation’s first Veterans Treatment Court who’s mission is to successfully habilitate veterans by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and providing them with the tools they need in order to lead a productive and law-abiding lifestyle.

Judge Russell’s presentation entitled “Buffalo’s Veterans Treatment Court & The Women Who Appear Before It” covered many topics including Veteran criminal activity, drug use, mental illness, homelessness and more.

You can view the full powerpoint presentation here.

2016’s Party in The Park Was Enjoyed By Over 400 Guests

The 2016 party in the Park was a great success! 400+ guests enjoyed food provided by Liberty Hound restaurant, desserts by Eat Dessert First, beverages by Try It Distributing and musical entreatment by the Theresa Quinn group. The Party included table promotions set up for USS Little Rock Commissioning, along with video of the new ship, Naval Park, & Erie County’s Thank a Vet Program.

We expanded this time including the Hangar Bldg. (for desserts and the auctions), the USS Little Rock’e fantail , music on the USS The Sullivans, and for the first time we included our neighbor’s – the Liberty Hound restaurant – patio, which added air-conditioned seating and another bar! The Greater Buffalo Fire Fighters Pipes & Drums lead the Navy Color Guard & performed as well as the National Anthem was sung by an 11 yr. old boy, who did a great job!

Check out event photos on Buffalo.com