County executive joins counterparts from WNY's 8 counties in preparation for 56th annual Armed Forces Week
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Ret.) Bill Callahan, public affairs officer for the Western New York Armed Forces Committee, in order to affix his signature to a proclamation prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week. The proclamation honors all U.S. veterans.
Armed Forces Week 2016 will take place from May 1-7. It will commence with an opening ceremony Sunday, May 1, at RiverWorks, which is open to the public. The week concludes with the WNY Armed Forces Week Ball Saturday, May 7, at the Connecticut Street Armory.
Sponsored by the WNY Armed Forces Week committee since 1960, the week is a tribute to the men and women of the armed forces. The committee's Marine Corps members are hosting events this year.
For more information and an Armed Forces Week schedule of events, visit http://www.wnyafw.com/.