55th Annual

Western New York Armed Forces Week

Honoring the Gold Star Mothers

 

May 3 - 9, 2015

Buffalo, New York

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55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week 2015

Hosted by your United States Coast Guard as a tribute to the men and women

of the United States Armed Forces .

Sponsored by the Western New York Armed Forces Week Committee

in cooperation with Military, Industrial, Civic, and Veterans’ Organizations

 

Opening Ceremony May 3, 2015 - 1245pm

                    

  

    WNY Armed Forces Week

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, May 3rd,

Time 12:45 pm (1245 hours)

Public is invited

Admission to this event is free

                     

           
Canalside

 Adjacent to Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

at the Foot of Main Street

    

Featuring Military Color Guards

American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264

and more.

   

Armed Forces Luncheon May 7, 2015

Armed Forces Luncheon

Thursday, May 7th 

      

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 9, 2014

Armed Forces Ball

Saturday, May 9th

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 - $40.00 per person (including gratuity)

 

Deadline for ticket sales is 27 April 2015

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

2015 Western New York Armed Forces Week Schedule of Events

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 General Meeting- Dinner -5:30pm, Meeting 6:00pm - Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Dinner: 1730 hours – Meeting: 1800 hours - Dinner Reservations Requests - afwreservations@wnyafn.com

Tickets and posters will be distributed - Photographs of awardees will be taken - Bios are due

Tuesday, 15 APR 2015 Tribute Book Deadline

Tuesday, 27 APR 2014 Ticket Turn In only  - Fr. Justin Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Last day for ticket returns

Sunday, 3 May 2015 WNY Armed Forces Week Opening Ceremony

Canalside near the Naval & Military Park. Music 12:45pm Ceremony1:00pm - Admission - Free

For Information, Contact: afwopen@wnyafn.com

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 Setup for Luncheon 9am - contact: afwlunch@wnyafn.com

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York - Contact: afwlunch@wnyafn.com

Thursday, 7 May 2015 WNY AFW 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, 9 May 2015 WNY AFW Ball - 6:00pm - Cash Bar – 7:00pm - Sit-down Dinner

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, New York - Tickets $40 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
Commander Timothy Balunis, United States Coast Guard, Retired

Deputy Chairman
Commander Robert Helton
, United States Coast Guard

Chief of Staff
Colonel Fred W. Kubus, United States Army, Retired
 

Secretary
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Walther, United States Army, Retired
 

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

Opening Ceremonies
Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Ventura, United States Army, Retired
Captain John Kasmer, United States Army, Retired
Lieutenant Joseph E. Pawli, United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps
Yeoman First Class James M. Banks,
United States Coast Guard
 

Luncheon
Lieutenant Colonel Frank J. Sparacino, United States Army, Retired
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Duggan, United States Army, Retired
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Patrick F. Morrow, United States Marine Corps, Retired
 

Ball
Lieutenant  Phil Stitzinger,
United States Coast Guard
Colonel Jayne Cooley, United States Army, Retired


Tickets
Major Jerome Privitera, United States Army, Retired
Petty Officer Dorothy Button, United States Coast Guard, Retired
Master Sergeant Richard Wieand, United States Army, Retired
Ms. Margaret Price
Lieutenant Commander George Boller, United States Naval Reserve, Retired

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
Lieutenant Commander Jesse Garrant,
United States Coast Guard
Lieutenant  jg Brian Hillman,
United States Coast Guard
Mr. William Callahan,
United States Coast Guard Auxilary, Retired

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

 

WNY Armed Forces Week 2015 WNY Armed Forces Week Poster 2015

2015 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 2014

Contact for 2015 AFW Luncheon & Ball Tickets

Nomination form for WNYAFW SPOY (word)

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

Contact for 2015 WNY AFW Secretary

Contact for 2015 WNY AFW Luncheon
Contact for WNY AFW Website Contact for 2015 AFW COS
Web Site Sponsors

Contact for Public Affairs - Media

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Website Sponsors

2394 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210

716-823-9123

 

www.proms.net

 

 

WNY Armed Forces Week 2015 WNY Armed Forces Week Poster 2015

2015 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 2014

Contact for 2015 AFW Luncheon & Ball Tickets

Nomination form for WNYAFW SPOY (word)

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

Contact for 2015 WNY AFW Secretary

Contact for 2015 WNY AFW Luncheon
Contact for WNY AFW Website Contact for 2015 AFW COS
Web Site Sponsors

Contact for Public Affairs - Media

The United States Flag