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Veterans’ Day: heart warm and simply: thank you..

General Sabo spent the weekend with us at CPO and told us that all military servers would simply like to see us reaching out and saying Thank You. Herenow, welcome to the Buffalo debut of:
Faith of Friends, (approx. 10 minutes)
Watch Film Here Now:
This weekend’s ceremonies included open, frank discussion between military and civilians about the meaning of war, its duty, purpose and aftermath consequences. This film held showings on Friday night, and three more showings on Saturday. Channels 2-4-and7, Buffalo News, and here, BRO visited upon the event.
This first year event, headed by Mary Dolce, (former owner of Dolci Bakery) hopes to expand next year, and wonderfully entailed the following venue:
Friday, November 9th:
Welcome/Reading of General Patton’s Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance: MSG William Cowan, Army Retired
Opening Remarks, Master of Ceremonies: LCDR Joseph P. Whalen
Topics
“Global War on Terror”
LCDR Joseph P. Whalen, NOSC Buffalo Commanding Officer
“Today’s Young Veteran”
Major Brad Richardson, Inspector-Instructor of I Company,
3rd Battalion 25th Marines
“Blueprint of a Veteran”
Thomas W. Sabo, Major General USA Retired

“Faith In Friends”

a film of Vietnam and America Now by Bill Zimmermann,
Moment of Silence , Discussion of Topics
Saturday, November 10th
Family Day – 2:00-4:00pm
Flag Raising Ceremony * Memorabilia Display
Veterans along with their families are invited to bring any items of
their military background/experiences such as uniforms, metals, pins,
souvenirs, photographs or even a story to share.
Party with the Troops – 4 pm till closing
Happy Hour 4-6pm!! Refreshments served!!
Please book next year’s Veterans’ Weekend at the CPO Club.

Written by Bill Zimmermann

Bill Zimmermann

Bill runs Seven Seas Sailing school, and is a staunch waterfront activist. He is also heavily involved with preserving, maintaining, and promoting the South Buffalo Lighthouse. When Bill first started writing for Buffalo Rising, he wrote an article a day for 365 days - each article coincided with a significant historic event that happened in Buffalo on that same day.

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