Join us in November for a Toast to the Troops!

Throughout November – Veterans Appreciation Month – the Buffalo Naval & Military Park is partnering with several WNY craft breweries and bars — together with 7 Eyewitness News WKBW and Country 106.5 WYRK— in a fundraiser to honor our veterans and support the Naval Park.

Simply stop into any of the establishments listed below, donate whatever amount you like, and sign a “Toast to the Troops” card which they’ll post proudly at that location. Then — raise your glass with those around you to salute and give thanks to our veterans for all they’ve done for our country!

Flying Bison Brewing Company
Big Ditch Brewing Company 
Hamburg Brewing Company
Liberty Hound restaurant
Ebenezer Ale House
Ulrich’s Tavern
Caputi’s Sheridan Pub
Thirsty Buffalo
Lafayette Brewing Company Buffalo
Fred’s Buffalo
Wing City Grille
12 Gates Brewing Co.
Public House on the Lake

Would you like to see your establishment on this list? There’s no cost to participate!

Just call the Naval Park at (716) 847-1773 and ask for Paul.

See invite letter below.

Dear Friend of the Naval Park:

In honor of Veterans Month – November – and in support of the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, we are partnering with area microbreweries, locals pubs, and restaurants throughout the region on a campaign we’re calling “Toast to the Troops.”

The concept is simple: whenever patrons stop in, we just ask that your servers/bartenders ask them if they’d like to make a Toast to the Troops.  And for whatever monetary donation they’d like to give ($1 minimum suggested), they’ll get the attached card, which they can sign and give back to the server, who will then display it on a wall in your bar/restaurant throughout the month.  All proceeds benefit the Naval & Military Park.

There’s no cost to you to participate, and we only ask that you hang on to the money for us in between our weekly pick-ups.  Our support package includes a stack of cards, a sharpie marker, a roll of masking tape and a collection envelope, so hopefully, this will be virtually effortless on your part.  In return, we’ll include your establishment’s name on our Naval Park website and in social media posts as a participant with the intention to drive some traffic your way as well. Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

By the way, Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, so this could be a nice way for you to gain some extra patrons that day by promoting this on your own web/social media!

If you have any questions, feel free to call me on my cell 716.207.3992 or email me at

Thank you for your support.

Paul Marzello
Director of Development
Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park
Office: 716.847.1773, ext.14
Cell: 716.207.3992