VA Western New York Healthcare System
Memorial Day Observances
May 21, 2019
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 27, at the Batavia VA Medical Center and Thursday, 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 VA Medical Center traditional Memorial Day Observance will begin on Monday, May 27, at 8:30am at the flag pole area of Building 3, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY in partnership with The Genesee Joint Veterans Council. A coffee social will immediately follow the observance at 8:45am in the Recreation Hall of Building 4.
The Buffalo VA Medical Center Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 2pm, in Freedom Hall (Room 301), 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Keynote address will be provided by U.S. Army Major Patrick Billman, Deputy District Commander, Army Corps of Engineers.
# # #