The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, will drop into Buffalo as part of the Navy Week festivities. The elite team will perform jumps at Canalside, Buffalo Zoo and the Buffalo Bills game.
Saturday at 2 p.m. the team will jump into Canalside and on Sunday, Sept. 15, it will jump into the Buffalo Zoo at 10 a.m.; Buffalo Bills home opener during pre-game activities; and into Canalside to close out Buffalo Navy Week at 6 p.m.
The Leap Frogs are comprised entirely of U.S. Navy SEAL and SWCC commandos and are renowned for exciting and complex formations such as down planes, side planes, drag planes, diamonds, big stacks, tri-by-sides and T formations. After the performances, the team will be available to the public to answer questions about the Navy and the Naval Special Warfare community, as well as to sign autographs.
Here is a detailed look at Saturday's events.
One of 15 signature events around the country, Buffalo Navy Week is an opportunity for area citizens to see their maritime services up close, and for Sailors and Coast Guardsmen to contribute to the community. The observance of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is a salute to all sailors and marines who fought gallantly in that conflict, who served in all our nation's conflicts since then, and who are defending freedom around the world.
Note:The Joint Military Band concert at Fort Niagara featuring Navy Band, Marine Corps Band and Royal Canadian Navy Band scheduled for Friday was cancelled due to inclement weather.