56th Annual

Western New York

Armed Forces Week

In Support of the

Disabled American Veterans

Serving Veterans Since 1920

 

May 1 - 7, 2016

Buffalo, New York

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56th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week 2016

Sponsored by the

 Western New York

Armed Forces Week Committee

since 1960

as a tribute to the men and women

of the United States Armed Forces .

This year our Marine Corps Members

are hosting the week's events

 

Opening Ceremony May 1, 2016 - 1200pm

                      

    WNY Armed Forces Week

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, May 1st,

Time 12:00 noon (1200 hours)

Public is invited

             

 

Admission to this event is free

                     

           
Buffalo Riverworks

http://www.buffaloriverworks.com

359 GANSON STREET

BUFFALO NEW YORK 14203

716-342-2292

  Featuring Military Color Guards

American Legion Band

of the Tonawandas, Post 264

and more.

  

Armed Forces Luncheon May 5, 2016

 

Armed Forces Luncheon

Thursday, May 5th 

                               

Cocktails (cash bar) - 1100 hours - Sit-down Luncheon - 1200 hours

Connecticut Street Armory

184 Connecticut Street , Buffalo, New York

Luncheon Donation - $ 30.00  per person (including gratuity)

 

Armed Forces Ball May 7, 2016

Armed Forces Ball

Saturday, May 7th

Cash Bar beginning at 1800 hours and Cash Bar after Dinner

Sit-down Dinner beginning at 1900 hours.

   

  

   

        

   

Connecticut Street Armory

184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York

Ball Donation - $45.00 per person (including gratuity)

 

Deadline for ticket sales is 25April 2016

Ticket sales for Luncheon is limited to 500

Ticket sales for Ball is limited to 500

For Tickets:  afwtickets@wnyafn.com

Western New York Armed Forces Week

PO BOX 0832

BUFFALO NY 14240-0832

 

Western New York Armed Forces Week

Schedule of Events

Monday, 11 April 2016

General Committee Meeting

Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus,

2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Reservations Requested for Attendance

Monday, 25 April 2016

Final Ticket Turn In only

Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus,

2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Last chance for ticket purchases

Sunday, 01 May 2016

WNY Armed Forces Week Opening Ceremony

Riverworks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY 14203

Music - Ceremony 12:00 noon- Admission - Free

For Information, Contact: afwopen@wnyafn.com

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Setup for Luncheon 9am - contact: afwlunch@wnyafn.com

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York

Thursday, 5 May 2016

WNY Armed Forces Week Luncheon

11:00am Cash Bar – 12:00 noon - Sit-down luncheon

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York

Tickets $30 per person

Tickets - contact: afwtickets@wnyafn.com

Information - contact: afwlunch@wnyafn.com

Saturday, 7 May 2016

WNY Armed Forces Week Ball

6:00pm - Cash Bar – 7:00pm - Sit-down Dinner

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York

Tickets $45 per person

Tickets - contact: afwtickets@wnyafn.com

Information - contact: afwball@wnyafn.com

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Navy Units in WNY Armed Forces Day Parade,

May 21, 1960, Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Civilian Chairman
Honorable John J. Gruber

General Chairman
Chief Warrent Officer 4 Patrick Morrow, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired

Chief of Staff
Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Whelan, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired

Secretary
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Duggan, United States Army, Retired

Treasurer/ Budget Director
Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired

Opening Ceremonies
Major William Marlowe, United States Marine Corps, Retired
Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Ventura, United States Army, Retired
Captain John Kasmer, United States Army, Retired

Lucheon
Captain James Robertson, United States Marine Corps, Retired
Lieutenant Colonel Frank J. Sparacino, United States Army, Retired
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Duggan, United States Army, Retired

Ball
Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Whelan, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired
Colonel Jayne Cooley, United States Army, Retired

Committee
Brigadier General Gordon Gannon, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired
Chief Warrent Officer 4 William Dickman, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired
Sergeant Major David Pollack, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired
Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins, United States Marine Corps
First Lieutenant John Propis, United States Marine Corps, Retired

Tickets
Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired
Lieutenant Commander George Boller, United States Naval Reserve, Retired
Private First Class Robert Kaczmarek, United States Army, Retired
Ms. Margaret Price

Tribute Book
Marine Science Technician Chief Ken Kobylanski, United States Coast Guard, Retired
Mrs. Lynn Kobylanski
Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Cardarella, United States Army NYSRL

Public Affairs - Publicity
Mr. William Callahan, United States Coast Guard Auxilary, Retired

Website
Chief Petty Officer Thomas Kelly, United States Navy, Retired

 

WNY Armed Forces Week 2016 WNY Armed Forces Week Poster 2016

2016 WNYAFW Committee

WNYAFW Tribute Book Support (word)

Armed Forces Week Photographs - Opening

WNYAFW Tribute Book Support (pdf)

Armed Forces Week Photographs - Luncheon

Send Your Tribute Book Ad Here

Armed Forces Week Photographs - Ball

Contact Tribute Book Committee

Armed Forces Week Tribute Book Supporters 2015

Contact for 2016 AFW Luncheon & Ball Tickets

Nomination form for WNYAFW SPOY (word)

Contact for 2015 AFW Opening Ceremony
Nomination form for WNYAFW SPOY (pdf) Contact for 2016 WNY AFW Ball

Contact for 2016 WNY AFW Secretary

Contact for 2016 WNY AFW Luncheon
Contact for WNY AFW Website Contact for 2016 WNY AFW COS
 

Contact for WNYAFW Public Affairs

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