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Erie County: Poloncarz signs proclamation honoring military veterans

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Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz (seated at right) signs a proclamation honoring local military veterans as part of Armed Forces Week celebrations. The county executive was joined by Bill Callahan (seated, left), public affairs officer for the WNY Armed Forces committee. Poloncarz was the first to sign the proclamation, which Callahan will take to the county executive's counterparts in the eight counties of Western New York for their signatures.
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz (seated at right) signs a proclamation honoring local military veterans as part of Armed Forces Week celebrations. The county executive was joined by Bill Callahan (seated, left), public affairs officer for the WNY Armed Forces committee. Poloncarz was the first to sign the proclamation, which Callahan will take to the county executive's counterparts in the eight counties of Western New York for their signatures.

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/.

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