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.

Past Recipients:

2022 Organization- West Herr Auto Group
2022 Individual- Douglas Jemal

2019 Organization- Buffalo Naval Park Landscape Committee and Basil Family Dealerships
2019 Individual- Dr. Patrick Welch and Carl Paladino

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

Past Events

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