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Special  Events

VA Evening Recreation Program for September

Veterans One-Stop Center Events for July

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, September 20, 2019

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

See https://www.dpaa.mil/ for additional information

Saturday, September 21, 2019

EPA Lead Safety for Renovations, Repairs, & Painting Course

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Post will be manning a membership table from 9am - 1pm

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Annual ERIECO Corn Roast will take place at the George F. Lamm Post 622, 962 Wehrle Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221, in the Grove, from 1-5 PM. Tickets are $12 per person and will be available at the door. Included is corn-on-the-cob, hot dogs, salads, desserts, coffee, tea, pop, and beer.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Spaghetti Dinner, benefiting WNY Heroes, from 4 - 7 pm at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 1534 Ruie Rd., North Tonawanda. $10 adult, $6 under 10. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert included. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Friday, September 27, 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.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 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.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hamburg Post 527 Soup-A-Thon, 1 to 5 PM, Taste all the Homemade Soups for $7 Bread, butter, and crackers included. There will also be a Theme Basket Raffle.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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

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.