Salvatore unveils new memorial outside his restaurant

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – On Wednesday, local restaurateur Russell Salvatore unveiled a new memorial at his Patriot and Heroes Park outside his Williamsville restaurants.

The World War II memorial recognizes the “Battle of the Bulge” and was created by artist Donald Parrino. The prominent businessman installed the new memorial in his park Wednesday, which is located in front of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel & Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More on Transit Road.

The park also features memorials to the victims of Flight 3407 and 9/11, a tribute to local law enforcement, and a statue of Michael the Archangel. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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