Sorry for not updating earlier. Trying to regroup following the construction and dedication ceremony.
The memorial is complete and it was dedicated on Saturday September 13th!!
Thanks to the generosity and support of the WNY community this memorial will stand for generations to help us remember those who sacrificed for us!
Things are moving along quickly towards the dedication ceremony to be help on September 13th at 11:00 AM!!
The stone for the memorial is scheduled to arrive at the site on Thursday morning and will be installed and the site finalized over the next few days. All of this will be overseen by the Honor Guard that will be standing watch.
We expect a large crowd for the dedication ceremony on Saturday!!
Please check out the schedule for the Honor Guard and the Dedication Ceremony in the links under the “Events” menu item above.
The 5 benches arrived and were installed today. One for each branch of the military.
Work continues at the memorial site. The concrete walkway around the monument is poured!
Work is moving quickly on the memorial!
The foundation has been poured and the hole filled back in. Next comes the laying of the pavers and pouring of the concrete walkway around the memorial. This all should be happening over the next few days/week.
The rain stopped and the clouds moved away for the groundbreaking today! It was a wonderful event with great support from the community!
Actual excavation starts tomorrow and progress rolls on from there.
We will post a more complete schedule soon along with pictures of progress.
We will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony on July 8th at 7PM to start construction on the memorial!!
The ceremony will be at the site of the memorial in the Buffalo Naval and Military Park on the Buffalo waterfront.
The placement of the memorial is marked for the guys from Dig Safely New York. They need to come out and make sure we don’t hit anything, except of course for the sprinkler system that we know will be dug up.