50 New Citizens Celebrated at USS Little Rock

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Standing on the USS Little Rock on a sunny Thursday morning, fifty Western New Yorkers pledged their allegiance to the American flag.

The naturalization ceremony was held in honor of Independence Day, as the U.S. marks the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

“I am so happy to be American. It’s my dream,” new citizen Muhammad Aluess said after the ceremony.

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From wkbw.com

Written by Ashley Rowe

8:48 PM, Jun 30, 2016

Join Us For Our 2016 Party in The Park


Come aboard on August 9th from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM for our annual fundraiser and support your Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park. The event will feature delicious food and refreshments, an auction/raffle and live music by The Theresa Quinn Sextet. Docent-led tours can show you around the ship as well.

This event is co-sponsored by the Naval & Military Park in-conjunction with the Rotary Club of Buffalo. 

For Tickets: Call 716-847-1773, ext 15
You can also purchase tickets at the Naval Park Gift Shop in the Museum or buy online: purchase here.


The “I Pledge Allegiance” Challenge Becomes Patriotic Gesture

The “I Pledge Allegiance” Challenge Becomes Patriotic Gesture

On June 11th, The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park held a very successful event that was patriotic too. The “I Pledge Allegiance” Challenge drew over 500 people. Any child aged 12 or under who could recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory won a free Perry’s Ice Cream treat, a free American flag from Ace Flag, and free admission to the Naval Park.

Peter Roe, managing partner of Ace Flag Co., provided a talk on the fantail of the USS Little Rock on the history of the American flag. As the photos showed, parents joined in on the fun as they pledged along with their children in a very patriotic gesture.