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Special  Events


VA Evening Recreation Program for January


Veterans One-Stop Center Events for January


November 2017 to March 15, 2020

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I (WWI) in 1917, Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war and the related consequences. This exhibition honors stories of individual heroism and describes sacrifices both on the battlefields and here at home.

Central to the exhibition is the Buffalo & Erie County Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, donated in 1919 by prominent Buffalonian Edward Michael. The collection includes posters from the United States, Canada and Europe, representing some of the finest examples of graphically designed war propaganda. In a time before television and social media, these motivational artworks were effective in encouraging military enlistment and appealing directly to citizens to back the war effort, buy bonds, conserve food and support the Red Cross. Evocative items from the Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections, as well as artifacts on loan from other institutions and collectors, help illustrate the “War to End All Wars.”

The exhibition is located in the second floor Collections Gallery and is free and open to the public during all Central Library operating hours until March 15, 2020. Also in the Gallery space is an all-ages “On the Home Front” interactive area with games, videos and programs. 

https://www.buffalolib.org/content/buffalo-never-fails-queen-city-and-world-war-i


Thursday, January 23, 2020


Friday, January 24, 2020 through Sunday, January 26, 2020

Mid-Winter Albany Conference

Go to https://nylegion.net/news-events/mid-winter-conference/ for more information


Sunday, January 26, 2020


Friday, January 31, 2020, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

DD-214 Coffee Club Breakfast

On the last Friday of each month, veterans come together to enjoy coffee and breakfast along with laughter and friendships! Call the WNY Heroes' office (716-630-5020) to RSVP. Location is subject to change. See the WNY Heroes' webpage for more information.


Friday, February 7, 2020


Thursday, February 13, 2019

Monthly Free Veteran's Lunch

On the second Thursday of every month, between 12pm and 2pm. Caputi's Sheridan Pub, 2351 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda NY 14150, offers a free full buffet for any veteran of the United States Armed Forces. Any non-veteran accompanying, can purchase a buffet plate for only $6.99.


Saturday, February 15, 2020


Monday, February 24, 2020 through Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Albany Legislative Hill Day

Please notify Erie County Adjutant Bojanowski if you are planning to attend ASAP. We are working on teams to visit our Albany representative offices.

Go to https://nylegion.net/events/legislative-hill-day/ for more information.


Thursday, February 27, 2020


Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

Wreath Laying Ceremonies will be conducted at the following locations in the Town of Tonawanda, beginning at 8:00am:

  • ​Failing Cemetery on Delaware Road and Willowbreeze Road
  • Veteran’s Memorial at Colvin and Brighton
  • Vietnam Memorial in Elmlawn Cemetery off Brighton Road
  • VFW Monument in Elmlawn Cemetery
  • Field of Honor in Elmlawn Cemetery
  • Veterans Monument in Mount Olivet Cemetery (Elmwood Entrance)
  • Kenmore-Tonawanda Municipal Building
  • M.J. Brounshidle Post

Followed by the Parade at 11:00am


Friday, June 5, 2020 through Sunday, June 7, 2020

NY American Legion Family College

American Legion Family College of New York is a three-day immersion into the Legion’s programs and structure, and issues facing the largest veterans’ organization in the country.

As a Legion Family College,  it is open to members of the Legion, the Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion, and American Legion Riders.

Held at Morrisville State College (SUNY Morrisville) each June, Legion College fosters leadership skills of Legion Family members as they work in teams to solve problems they may face in their home post, unit, squadron or chapter. The curriculum covers an array of topics, such as leadership and communication; Americanism, children and youth; MyLegion.org; legislation; constitution and bylaws; duties of local officers; media relations; membership.

Go to https://nylegion.net/department/american-legion-college/ for more information


Wednesday, June 26, 2019 through Saturday, June 29, 2019

Kenmore Days

See the following link for schedule and additional information - Kenmore Days

The Brounshidle Post will have a tent exhibit on Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Veterans Day at the Erie County Fair

Free admission to the Fair for all Veterans, Active Military and Auxiliary Members with proper ID.

Schedule of Events:
10:00am Catholic Mass - Family Entertainment Complex
11:30am Veterans Recognition Ceremony - Veterans Park (Infield)
1:00pm Veterans Parade - Track, lineup begins at 12:30pm


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Armed Forces Day at the New York State Fair

We celebrate the men and women of the military with free admission to any active duty or veteran with military identification (Military ID Card, form DD-214 or NYS Driver License, Learner Permit or non-driver ID card with a veteran designation). Make sure to attend the Armed Forces Day ceremonies at 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial. Join the State Fair community as we honor and give tribute to all members of our Armed Forces. Make sure to see all the Armed Forces participants in our Special Day Parade at 6:00 pm.


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