Veterans Tribute Awards
The Veterans Tribute Awards is a ceremony where veterans are recognized for their service to their community and country.
Louis R. Palma Veterans Appreciation Tribute Award Ceremony
Each year, the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park recognizes an individual and organization that has gone above and beyond in their efforts to assist our Veterans and their families.
We look for a Veteran who has, upon return to civilian life, continued to demonstrate exemplary service to our country and community. We also seek organizations that have shown the same exemplary service in an effort to better the lives of our Western New York Veterans and their families.
2018 Organization- Buffalo Naval Park Docents
2018 Individual- Judge John J Gruber
2017 Organization- The Buffalo News
2017 Individual- Colonel Patrick Cunningham
2016 Chairman’s Award- Dr. John Long
2016 Individual- Peter Pilc
2015 Organization- Vets 4 Veterans
2015 Individual- Thomas F. Higgins
2014 Organization- Buffalo Veterans Court
2014 Individual- Louis R Palma
2013 Organization- Keller Chevrolet
2013 Individual- Thomas Bennet
2012 Organization- Honor Flight of Buffalo
2012 Individual- Captain John Kasmer
2011 Organization- WNY Heroes
2011 Individual- CWO Marvin “Joe” Curry