Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument
They answered when called:
Asked for little and got less:
And made us poorer for their passing
But richer for their sacrifice.
In remembering the dead
We embrace the living:
For we ought to remember
Better than we do.
Stephen T. Banko III, Vietnam Veteran
Western New York honors the courage,
sacrifice and devotion to duty and
country of its Vietnam veterans.
This monument was built with
contributions from the community of western New York.
I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness...should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror, felt the stinging cold of fear, and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped...but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.
At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was...a soldier.
George L. Skypeck, Vietnam Veteran
Location. 42° 52.707′ N, 78° 52.94′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County Click for map. Memorial is in Veterans Park at the Buffalo Naval & Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Industrial Heritage Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of the Grain Elevator (within shouting distance of this marker); This Memorial is Dedicated to All of the Service Members from WNY (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Memory of the Brave Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Polandís Contribution in the Second World War, 1939 - 1945 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Grenadier (SS210) (about 300 feet away); U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
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