Veterans Day events in WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Veterans Day events will be taking place across the area on Friday. Here are some of them:

Veterans Day Tribute at the Central Terminal      

Free event open to the public. There will be a special ceremony at 11 am. Scheduled to take part in te patriotic tribute are students from PS 192 Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, Hutch-Tech JROTC, Melissa Kate, Hogs and Heroes Foundation, Dog Co, 16th Infantry Division WWII Re-enactors, the CTRC, Forgotten Buffalo and Buffalo Councilman David Franczyk. After that the CTRC will offer free tours of the Terminal along with complimentary coffee and donuts courtesy of Potts Deli & Grille.

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Jesse Clipper Memorial

Jesse Clipper UNIT 430 Auxiliary is having a Veterans Day ceremony at 12:30 on the Corner of Michigan & William at the Jesse Clipper Monument. Event is open to the public.

Jump In On PTSD

The Retired 3rd Batallion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) invites you to a Veteran’s Day Celebration to benefit The Jack Wisby, Jr. PTSD clinic at the VA hospital in Batavia. This clinic is among the highest rated in the United States. The first annual “Jump In On PTSD” campaign is to raise funds so the clinic may better serve veterans and gain public recognition of its successes and the results of the professional medical care it provides.

The celebration begins at 4:00 pm with a USO-style musical performance by Music on the Front Lines, led by Founder, CEO and music director Van Taylor and COO Ron Walker, both of whom are members of Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Taylor has been performing these shows around the world for our service men and women for 42 years. Melissa Kate, Tim Webb and Mike Pennick are also in the group.

Event will take place at Russel J. Salvatore’s Patriots & Heroes Park, 6675 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY.

Nashville’s II Veterans Benefit Concert

Doors for this event at 8166 Main St. open at 4 p.m. Opening ceremonies start at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Rockabilly Foundation Inc.

Seneca Nation Veteran’s Day Ceremony

The annual ceremony honors both Senecas and non-Senecas who have served during wars. The event will take place at 11 a.m.

Veterans Day at Cheektowaga Veterans Memorial

Veterans’ Day Ceremony will take place in Cheektowaga Town Park at 1:00 pm. The ceremony will include guest speaker – American Legion Erie County Commander Nelson Oldfield, Veterans Day Poem reading and songs. The refreshments will follow the ceremony in the Town of Cheektowaga Ice Rink Conference Room.

Special Veterans Day Blood Drive

The Red Cross is hosting special blood drive at the University at Buffalo. 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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