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Saturday: Celebration of Marine Heritage in North Tonawanda

The Marine Monument in North Tonawanda will be refurbished.

The Marine Appreciation Day celebration will be hosted by the Conrad Kania Marine Corps Detachment,Marine Corps League starting at 10 a.m. Saturday,July 13th at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park on River Road in the City of North Tonawanda.

There will be a rededication of the Marine monument, which includes the eagle, globe and anchor that sits atop a portion of the monument.  It was recently refurbished after being weathered over the past 15 years since the monument was built.A presentation of the Marine Corps League Gold Medal will be given to Marine James May; military vehicles will be on display, a remembrance of fallen Marines will also be part of the event and North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be the guest speaker.

Refreshments will be available, along with the Ladies Auxiliary basket raffle and Quartermaster table.  Western New York Young Marines will also be onsite to answer questions about their program.

“For 237 years, the United States Marine Corps. has produced some of the finest warriors and leaders that America has had. This event is a wonderful way for the public to come and pay tribute to that history and recognize the sacrifice and service of the Marine Corps., and I am honored to be a part of it,” stated Mayor Ortt.

From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of the Niagara River, the Marines have made their mark.



Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

JUL 09, 2013