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Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to host ceremony honoring National Vietnam War Veterans Day


Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:20 pm

The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will host a ceremony to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day, an annual observance that was designated in 2017. It will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Naval Park’s Hangar Building.

The Naval Park’s docents, many of whom are Vietnam War veterans, will participate in the ceremony, which will include an honor guard and the singing of the national anthem by George Miller. Paul Enser, a U.S. Navy veteran, and Bill Kieser, a U.S. Army veteran who received a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam, will speak about their experience. There will be a wreath laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial immediately following the ceremony.

Vietnam-era Veterans will receive free admission to the Naval Park throughout the day on March 29. The Naval Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m.

About the Buffalo and Erie County Military & Naval Park

The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the nation’s largest inland naval park and the home of four U.S. Naval vessels: USS The Sullivans, USS Little Rock, USS Croaker and PTF-17. Located on Buffalo’s waterfront, this unique family destination is committed to its mission, which is to honor, educate, inspire and preserve. The Buffalo Naval & Military Park also features a museum, United States military exhibits, and a manicured Veterans Park with 16 monuments and memorials dedicated to those who served this country. 

More information about the Buffalo Naval Park is available at www.BuffaloNavalPark.org.

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