Veterans Day Weekend Wrap-up

Last weekend, the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park hosted several events including Friday’s Veterans Day “Wall of Honor Ceremony” that included a tribute to the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Juneau. The Naval Park’s Hall of Honor was packed with family, friends and the media.

On Saturday, the Naval Park announced the first African American Military Veterans Monument that will be built in the Garden of Monuments. Once again, the Hall was a full crowd that included political dignitaries such as the Lt. Governor, Mayor, various State Senators, and members of the Assembly and County government. Also in attendance were Assemblywomen Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who is chair of the committee, and Board member Laura Zaepfel.

Capt. Roche spoke, on behalf of the Park, about this ambitious project which plans to raise $800,000 to complete the project. The committee is selling bricks that will be placed at the site for $250 each.

Here are some videos from last weekend:

96-year-old Priest Honored for Service (WKBW Channel 7, Nov. 10, 2017)
Plan Unveiled to Honor African American Military Veterans (Spectrum News, Nov. 11, 2017)