Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, members of the Buffalo Erie County Naval and Military Park 1812 Celebration Committee, and U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Greg Nosal, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, hold a press conference on the stairs tomorrow at 11 a.m. It is planned. Buffalo City Hall has announced Buffalo Navy Week and his 1812 War Memorial, which will run from September 10 through September 17, 2012.
Mr. Kong will also attend. Brian Higgins (27th District), Erie County Executive Mark Polonkaerts, Lackawanna Mayor Jeffrey Szymanski, and Buffalo Canadian Consul General Marta Moszczynska.
Two U.S. Navy vessels, one U.S. Coast Guard vessel, and one Canadian vessel will be in Buffalo during a week-long celebration of our maritime services. Buffalo Navy Week also marks her 200th anniversary of his War of 1812, in which Buffalo and the region played a key role.
US Navy vessels participating in this year’s Buffalo Navy Week are the frigate Dewart (FFG 45) and the Coastal Patrol Vessel Hurricane (PC 3). The US Coast Guard cutter is her USCGC Katmai Bay (WTGB 101). The Canadian ship is the frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332).
The Hurricane and Katmai Bay dock in downtown Buffalo near Buffalo Naval Park. Dewart and Ville de Quebec will be moored at the Gateway Industrial Park in Lackawanna.
One of 15 signature events nationwide, Buffalo Navy Week is an opportunity for local residents to see maritime services up close and sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel to give back to their communities. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and we pay tribute to all the sailors and Marines who fought bravely in that conflict, have served in all our nation’s conflicts since, and defended our freedoms around the world.