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Special  Events

VA Evening Recreation Program for March

Veterans One-Stop Center Events for March

November 2017 to January 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 January 2020. Also in the Gallery space is an all-ages “On the Home Front” interactive area with games, videos and programs. 


Friday, March 15, 2019

American Legion's 100th Birthday

The American Legion came to life in Paris, France, March 15 to 17, 1919.
Follow this link for a short history of the American Legion https://www.legion.org/history

Friday, March 22, 2019

Meat Raffle

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019, 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! Be sure to sign up on WNY Heroes' webpage or call their office and let them know you’ll be in attendance for a headcount! 716-630-5020. Milios Restaraunt, 5877 Main St., Williamsville

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

American Legion Baseball Celebration

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Hall of Famers’ service to their country year-round in the iconic Plaque Gallery. On March 29th-30th, the Hall of Fame will partner with the American Legion to honor their 100th Anniversary. Use this link for more information: https://baseballhall.org/events/american-legion-weekend

Thursday, April 4 & Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 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.

Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sunday, May 5 through Saturday, May 18, 2019

Western New York Armed Forces Week Celebration

Go to http://www.wnyafw.com/ for schedule and ticket information.

Also https://militarybenefits.info/armed-forces-week/ has some information on the history of Armed Forces Week.

Monday, May 27, 2019

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
  • Plaza in Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Kenmore-Tonawanda Municipal Building
  • M.J. Brounshidle Post

Followed by the Parade at 11:00am

Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20, 2019

Department of New York Convention

The American Legion is celebrating its 100th year and the Queen City will be a major part of the centennial party. 
Officials with The American Legion announced that their annual convention will be held in Downtown Buffalo this July.
The week-long event is expected to bring more than $2,000,000 to the region. 
Officials said the recent changes to the city helped bring the event back to Buffalo. 
The American Legion was founded in 1919 during the after-math of World War 1. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Milton J. Brounshidle Post's 100th Birthday

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 through Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kenmore Days

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

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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.