VA Evening Recreation Program for November
Veterans One-Stop Center Events for November
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, November 22, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Friday, November 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! Call the WNY Heroes' office (716-630-5020) to RSVP. Location is subject to change. See the WNY Heroes' webpage for more information.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
EPA Lead Safety for Renovations, Repairs, & Painting Course
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
PPC Christmas Party at Kiebzak’s, 38 Crocker St. Sloan. $25/couple. Cash Bar 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM. Contact Gary Kruger 681-1585. Mail to 35 Claude Dr. Depew, NY 14043.
Thursday, December 12, 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, December 14, 2019
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
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
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 through Saturday, June 29, 2019
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.