Armed Forces Week Opening Ceremonies

My daughter plays for the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas…a few weeks back I noticed she had a concert at the Buffalo Naval and Serviceman’s Park to help open Armed Forces Week in Buffalo and WNY…I had never been to the event before…well…yesterday I attended my very first…very cool stuff…I couldn’t help but to feel anything except patriotic…I am very proud of the people who choose to serve and defend our country.

One thing I was surprised with was that I had never heard of the event before, at least on the local level…it has been held in years past…I guess I was just disappointed that there wasn’t any bigger media announcement…I think an event like this could be bigger.

Here are some pics..

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  1. The 51st Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week will take place 1 MAY 2011 – 7 MAY 2011. The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Buffalo Erie County Naval and Military Park on May 1, 2011, The Armed Forces Luncheon will be held om Thursday, May 5, and the WNY Armed Forces Week Ball will be held on Saturday, May 7. Complete details are available at http://www.wnyafn.com/afw/ or use your search engine to search WNYAFW.

  2. The 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week will take place 3 MAY 2015 – 9 MAY 2015. The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Canalside on May 3, 2013, The Armed Forces Luncheon will be held om Thursday, May 7, and the WNY Armed Forces Week Ball will be held on Saturday, May 9. Complete details are available at http://www.wnyafn.com/afw/ or use your search engine to search WNYAFW. Great events honoring our Western New York Armed Forces members.

  3. This year, we celebrate 59 years of the Western New York Armed Forces Week. Our United States Army members are hosting the events. We have moved our Opening Ceremony to the spacious indoor venue of Riverworks on Ganson Street in Buffalo. The great event will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 . It will feature the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Military Color Guards and representatives from each of the armed services: the Army, the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Coast Guard. There may be a chance that we may have a member of the Space Forces if that organization gets off the ground by then.

    The Annual Armed Forces Week Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 9 at Salvatores Italian Gardens in Depew starting at 11am, lunch at 12 noon. This event is sponsored by the Western New York Armed Forces Week Committee in cooperation with Military, Industrial, Civic, and Veterans’ Organizations. The featured guest speaker will be announced shortly.

    The Western New York Armed Forces Ball will be held on the evening of Saturday May 18, 2019 in conjunction with the National Armed Forces Day. The Ball will be held at Salvatores Italian Gardens in Depew. Each year we honor a total of fourteen Service Persons of the Year one each from the Army, the Army Reserve, the Army National Guard, the New York Guard, the Marine Corps, the Marine Corps Reserve, the Navy, the Navy Operational Support, the New York Naval Militia, the Air Force, the Air Force Reserve, the Air National Guard, the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Reserve.

    For further information: http://www.wnyafw.com

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