"The Battle Within" Monument Unveiling
“A tribute to those we will always carry, and to those we can no longer hold.”
Join us for a compelling ceremony on Memorial Day 2019 at the Buffalo Naval Park, where a new monument bringing awareness to PTSD will be unveiled. The statue will be situated at the Naval Park’s Heros Walk, between the Vietnam Monument and the Iraq/Afghanistan Monument. The ceremony will begin at 10:30am.
“It is our sincerest goal that this simple monument will help educate the public to this ongoing tragedy, provide a lifeline to the suffering, and honor our heroes for their service, regardless of where they died,” stated Mark Donnelly, the Harmonie Lodge No. 699 OM foundation’s president, who helped to get the initiative underway after one of the Masonic Brothers took his life while battling depression and post-traumatic stress after three deployments in Afghanistan.