Memorial Day - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System


Memorial Day

May 21, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           

Contact:  Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer

Phone:   (716) 862-8754   Cell: (716) 512-9338



VA Western NY Healthcare System’s Memorial Day Observances

       VA Western New York Healthcare System invites the public to participate in two Memorial Day ceremonies to be held on Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Batavia VA Medical Center and Wednesday, May 30, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. We owe all of our Veterans, past and present, a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made in the defense of our Constitution and the liberties we cherish as citizens. Memorial Day honors the heroes who laid down their lives to preserve our freedom. The early intent of this special day was to commemorate a day when flowers were in full bloom to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. Let us honor together these fallen men and women who have faithfully served our Country.

     The Batavia VAMC traditional Memorial Day Observance will begin on Monday, May 28, at 8:30am at the flag pole area of Building 3, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY. The Genesee Joint Veterans Honor Guard will organize the event. A coffee social will immediately follow the observance at 8:45am in the Recreation Hall of Building 4.

     The Buffalo VAMC Memorial Day Service Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2pm, in Freedom Hall (Room 301), 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY. James R. Metcalfe, Director, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery and the new Western New York National Cemetery will be keynote speaker.

Everyone is welcome to attend.