Coast Guard to host 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week

A Coast Guard aircrew, from Air Station Detroit, involved with a medevac of a 57-year-old man transfers the patient to paramedics at the Windsor, Ontario Airport. October 27, 2013. The aircrew assisted Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton, Ontario, with the medevac off of the 730-foot Algoma Enterprise, which was passing through the Pelee Passage in Lake Erie. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. jim Cepa.BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo is hosting the 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week celebration, which commences with an opening ceremony at Canalside Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Armed Forces week exists to honor those who have served, and the focus of the 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week is to honor gold star mothers.

The opening ceremony, which is free and open to the public, begins at 12:45 p.m. The Coast Guard will showcase response capabilities with static displays, an on-water response boat demonstration, and a flyover by an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. The 140-foot Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, homeported in Cleveland, is also scheduled to be on site for free public tours.

Additional activities throughout the week and information on obtaining tickets to the other events are detailed on the Western New York Armed Forces Week website.

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