Memorial Day Weekend at the Buffalo Naval Park

We honor those who have fallen.
They will not be forgotten.

Plan your visit to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park during Memorial Day weekend as we remember those who fought for our freedom.

Visit the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park on Memorial Day weekend from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with the last admission at 4:00 PM. Purchase your tickets for a self-guided tour here.

We are proud to be hosting a number of ceremonies and events throughout the weekend.

One Life – One Flag Installation 
May 27 – 29

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, 7,300 flags will blanket the grounds of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to represent the average number of United States Veterans who have lost their battle with PTSD per year, an average of 22 per day. From May 27-29, walk or drive by the Naval Park to see the installation.

The following outdoor ceremonies and programs are free and open to the public:

Saturday, May 27
2:00 PM

Tolling the Boats Ceremony 
United States Submarine Veterans Buffalo Base
Near the USS Croaker

Sunday, May 28
7:00 PM
Fantail Flicks: The Fighting Sullivans

Presented by the Rotary Club of Buffalo and the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, join us for a special screening of the 1944 film, THE FIGHTING SULLIVANS, based on the lives of the five Sullivans brothers. The event will take place aboard USS Little Rock on Sunday, May 28.

Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the movie will begin immediately following a pre-film presentation at 7:00 PM.

This event is free to attend but a ticket is REQUIRED as space is very limited.

Movie-style concessions will be available for purchase.

Monday, May 29
9:30 AM
Musical performance by the Buffalo Brass Quintet
10:00 AM 

Military Honors and Non-Denominational Memorial Service
Presented in partnership with The Battle Within Foundation
Near the Vietnam Memorial

11:00 AM
Knights of Columbus Maximilian Kolbe Assembly #1944 Ceremony and Formation

12:00 PM
Hispanic Veterans Ceremony at the Hispanic-American Veterans Memorial

1:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial

2:00 PM
African American Veteran Monument Ceremony to Commemorate and Honor the life of PFC David Evans Jr. 

6:30 PM
Slow Roll Buffalo Memorial Day Ride
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