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Buffalo General Medical Center, a Kaleida Health facility, is being lit red, white and blue in honor of Western New York native David Bellavia, who today will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump.
In a sperate press release, Congressman Brian Higgins said, “Today, one of Western New York’s own, David Bellavia, will be presented with the prestigious Medal of Honor for his remarkable service in the United States Army during the war in Iraq. His is an extraordinary story. It is one of noble grit in the face of incredible danger and of unselfish, faithful action in defense of his fellow soldiers and this nation. Like generations of military heroes before him, David takes on this honor with humility and deference to others who choose the noble sacrifice of service. We, as a community and country, watch with sincere gratitude as our nation honors his courageous work.”