Ralph C. Wilson and Bob Kalsu Honored for Military Service

On July 10th, the Buffalo Naval & Millitary Park held a reception for the unveiling of the late Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and the late Bob Kalsu displays. Mr. Wilson, the former owner of the Buffalo Bills, served in the U.S. Navy and Kalsu, a former Bill was the first NFL player to die while serving in the Vietnam War.

The National Football League’s Hall of Fame has loaned to the Naval Park for two months 13 military medals earned by Mr. Wilson during World War II when he served with the US Navy. His family has also donated to the newly constructed display the uniform he wore and other military memorabilia. The Bob Kelsu Memorial Display will feature the cover of a Sports Illustrated magazine, his Buffalo Bills’ helmet and card and other items. Ed Rutkowski, President of the Bills Alumni, and Greg Trantor, football historian and curator, will speak.

The Wilson family has designated the Naval Park as the site for a “permanent display” of Ralph’s medals.

Click here to download a copy of the event’s program. (PDF 2.5MB)


2015 Wall of Honor Ceremony Held July 4, 2015

On July 4th, The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park honored Harlan Swift, Robert Kresse, Donald Beebe and William Dolce. These veterans names will be inscribed on the Wall of Honor. Click here to download a copy of this event’s program

The Buffalo Naval and Military Park takes you inside history with incredible exhibits and displays including actual historic documents, uniforms, military gear, photographs and so much more. Take a self-guided tour of the ships or schedule a military docent for larger groups today.


Opening Reception for our Salute to Services Weeks Features New Ralph Wilson and Bob Kalsu Displays

This year’s Opening Reception for our Salute to Services Weeks will be highlighted by the opening of the Ralph Wilson and Bob Kalsu Displays. We are honored to have Rear Admiral Barbara Sweredoski of the US Navy in attendance.

The Opening Reception will be held at the Naval & Military Park, Hall of Honor Building at 6:00PM, Friday July 10, 2015. Please RSVP to Donna Garcia at (716) 362-0400, ext. 221.

We hope to see you at the Reception and thank you for your support of our Veterans and the Naval & Military Park.