Veterans Trip to Buffalo Naval Park

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Fenton History Center

The Fenton History Center’s Vets Finding Vets program is taking a bus trip to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park on Saturday, June 24 leaving from the Fenton History Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. returning by 4:30 p.m. All interested Chautauqua County veterans are invited. World War II veterans are free admission and the Vets Finding Vets program will pay for WWII vet’s lunches. Other veterans and family/friends will be responsible for their own admission and lunch, the group rate is $6.00 for seniors, $8.00 for adults. Reservations are required, with a deadline of Friday June 23 prior to 4 p.m. Please call the Fenton History Center at 716-664-6256 to make a reservation. Reservations can also be emailed to veterans@fentonhistorycenter.org. If seating becomes limited, older veterans, or those with health issues will have priority. If needed, a veteran is welcome to bring a family member or friend.

The Fenton’s Vets Finding Vets program, funded in part by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Community Service grant, is open to all veterans. The program’s mission is to build camaraderie through research and similar military experiences. The group members use the Fenton research center’s resources and computers to help each other work on their family histories, look for service buddies, assist Fenton volunteers with other veterans genealogies that are not complete and share their experiences with fellow service men and women. No genealogy experience is necessary. The program has grown to include veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East conflicts. The members come together regularly for coffee, informal talks about their experiences and trips such as the Naval Park.

The group will also be taking a day bus trip to the annual D-Day Reenactment in Conneaut, Ohio Saturday, August 19. More details will be available soon.