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Special  Events


VA Evening Recreation Program for July


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. 

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


Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Thursday, July 18, 2019

State Dinner Honoring Department Auxiliary President Marie C. Mock

Buffalo Grand Hotel - Grand Ballroom
120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Cash Bar from 6-7 pm
Dinner at 7 pm


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. 
https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/american-legion-convention-to-be-held-in-buffalo-this-summer1/1788885475
https://nylegion.net/news-events/department-convention/


Friday, July 19, 2019


Saturday, July 20, 2019


Saturday, July 20, 2019

EPA Lead Safety for Renovations, Repairs, & Painting Course


Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Friday, July 26. 2019

5K Race & Fun Walk

See http://www.kenilworthfire.com/custom.html?id=24713 for more information


Friday, July 26, 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.


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Chicken BBQ from 2:00-6:00 PM. $10.00 to benefit baseball team. At AJ Jurek Post 1672, 655 New Rd., Swormville, NY 14051


Thursday, August 1, 2019 through Sunday, August 4, 2019

Eden Corn Festival

Newell-Faulkner Post 880 Grounds
2912 Legion Dr, Eden, NY 14057


Thursday, August 8, 2019

Milton J. Brounshidle Post's 100th Birthday


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 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.


Thursday, August 29, 2019



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.


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


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