WNYers thank heroes on Veterans Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – People across the country will stop Tuesday, to thank the men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe. Memorials and ceremonies for Veterans Day will happen all around western New York.

There is a memorial planned at Forest Lawn Cemetery for 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will place flags on the graves where veterans are buried to honor their sacrifice.

PHOTOS | WNYers are thanking our local veterans. See photos here.

Last year here at Forest Lawn, News 4 spoke to Russell Guthrie, a World War II veteran.

Guthrie talked to News 4 about his emotions on Veterans Day, “It’s a sad feeling because I lost some real good friends of mine.”

Several places around town are closed Tuesday. That includes all local, state and federal government offices, along with the post office, banks and schools.

Metro Bus and Rail will run on their normal schedules.

Several places that are staying open are saying “thank you” to our veterans with special deals.

Vets and active duty military members can enjoy free coffee, donuts and appetizers and in some cases, free meals. You can see a list of participating restaurants here.

 

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