Ceremony celebrates 37th season of Naval Park
The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park officially opened for the season today. This is the 37th year for the park, and a number of dignitaries joined with the Sea Cadets and a Color Guard in recognizing the ribbon cutting. Paul Marzello is the Director of Development and Special Projects at the park, and he reflected on why the site is special to people in the area.
"Buffalo is a blue collar town, and we have always had a tremendous commitment and sense of patriotism to defend and serve in our military. And with that, as soldiers come home, it stays with them not only in walking down here at the military park on the ships but in walking just to see and experience a contemplative moment as they walk around in view of the memorial.”
The Naval Park is the largest inland park of its kind in the United States.
It will be open daily from 10 AM until 5 PM. Visitors are encouraged to view the museum along with the military installations.