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Every Day Is Memorial Day

From O’Brien: I am disappointed that Buffalo Rising did not include any articles
about Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies or other events in Buffalo
today. It is poor practice to snub veterans and those who have died
defending our country.

Thanks for the note O’Brien – I was hoping that Rachacha was going to cover one of the Memorial Day ceremonies, as he emailed me earlier in the week inquiring about the different parades. And maybe he is planning on it, but I haven’t heard from him. So, just in case, I would like to say thank you to all of the veterans who continue to sacrifice their lives so that we may live our own lives peacefully.

I biked through the WNY Veteran’s Memorial Park (on the waterfront) earlier today and there were plenty people paying tribute to the fallen soldiers and those who continue to fight. That park is such a peaceful place to sit and reflect. Buffalonian’s have fought their fare share of battles and many have lost their lives doing so. The park pays tribute to our heroes 365 days a year. As I bike from the Inner Harbor to the Erie Basin Marina (that’s a lot during the warmer months), I always take the veteran’s trail. We should be thankful that we have that constant reminder in such an important part of our city – our historic waterfront.


*Photo: WNY Vietnam Memorial found at the Buffalo Waterfront 

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