Ground broken on Iraq/Afghanistan memorial

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Since September 11, 2001, over 70 men and woman from Western New York have lost their lives defending our country.

Tuesday, ground was broken on a memorial to honor their sacrifices. Officials held a ceremony at the Buffalo Naval and Military Park.

Once completed, the monument will be located in between the Korean and Vietnam memorials.

Iraq/Afghanistan Committee member Dan Frontera said, “We as veterans have a responsibility every day for the rest of our lives to live a better life on their behalf and we want people to remember that, we want them to never forget those names.”

Gold Star Mother Kimberly Wilson added, “I think it’s beautiful, I think that every aspect of it’s been thought out to the tee, and I think they’ve done them proud.”

The memorial will be dedicated on September 13.

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