Created by USMC – Vietnam Veteran and Artist Ralph Sirianni, this memorial will consist of two brown granite structures.
The first – an offset shape of an “I” representing Iraq
The second – an offset “A” representing the mountains of Afghanistan.
The third – a sculpture in honoring this who died due to non-combat related causes.
An inscription at the base will recognize all Western New York residents who have served in these missions.
All will bear the names of the residents of the Western counties who have died as a result of the wars.
Funds for the WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial are being raised through a New York State registered 501(c)3. Donations and sponsorships are tax deductible. Please consult your tax adviser as to the extent of your deduction.