All Hands On Deck
The Official 2023 All Hands on Deck Limited Edition Challenge Coin is now available!
Purchase a limited edition, individually numbered Challenge Coin for $100 each. Coins will be shipped to you via the United States Postal Service and each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
A special 9-coin display is available for only $9.99 more!
Collect the entire All Hands On Deck Challenge Coin set while supplies last. Order the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Challenge Coins for $269 and receive the 9-coin display FREE with your order.
The Buffalo Naval Park is a special place. Please help us to continue our mission to Honor, Educate, Inspire and Preserve.
As the largest inland Naval and Military Park in the country, the Park holds a special place in our hearts and our nation’s history. As the partial sinking incident of USS The Sullivans demonstrated this past year, the vessels in our care were not built to last forever. They require constant maintenance and the funding to preserve them for future generations.
Without the support of individual donors, we would not have made it through this past year. We are asking you to support the Buffalo Naval Park with a contribution to the 2023 All Hands On Deck annual campaign. Your donation will directly support Park operations including personnel costs, ship and exhibit maintenance, and other overhead expenses. We are grateful for any level of support you can provide.
For each contribution of $100 or more, you’ll receive a specially minted, limited edition 2023 All Hands On Deck Challenge Coin featuring the USS Croaker, our World War II Gato-class submarine. Only 1,000 of these individually numbered challenge coins were minted. This is the third challenge coin in our All Hands On Deck series and is only available while supplies last.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and all the active military and veterans that have toured the Park over the years, thank you and God Bless America!
Fred “Fritz” Marazita, Jr.
USSVI Buffalo Base District Commander
Chairman, 2023 All Hands on Deck Campaign
For more than 40 years, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park has fulfilled its purpose to Honor, Educate, Inspire, and Preserve. To honor veterans, military, and military families; to educate about the value of service and sacrifice in defense of freedom; to inspire a sense of patriotism and a desire to serve one’s country in protecting the right to liberty and justice for all; and to preserve the military artifacts entrusted to our care.
The Park fulfills its important purpose with support from volunteers, corporate sponsors, foundations and individual donors that all share our beliefs. Each year, the Park welcomes more than 150,000 visitors from all 50 states in our great country and 110 countries around the world.