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  • December

    Hispanic Heritage Month & school supplies

    Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 each year and is a celebration of the
  • Celebration of Reading 2013

    The annual Celebration of Reading event at the Charter School for Applied Technologies, Kenmore, NY gives new meaning to the old proverb, “it takes a whole village to raise a child.”
  • August

    Opening the Bird Island Pier

    Congressman Brian Higgins, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Owen Beaudoin and Niagara Greenway Executive Director Rob Beleu gathered at the Bird Island Pier on August 13, 2013 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the official reopening of the pier.
  • June

    An American POW’s story

    When World War II ended, Nazi Germany held nearly 95,000 U.S. military personnel; Japan held almost 15,000 Americans. 2nd Lt. Robert L. Pioli, U.S. Army Air Corps, father of Buffalo District Safety Specialist William Pioli, was one of those 95,000.
  • April

    Flash Training: Train the Teachers

    There’s an old Chinese proverb, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This was the idea behind the Buffalo District’s “Flash Training” for the teachers of Mullen Elementary School, Tonawanda, NY, on Thursday April 18, 2013.
  • March Movie Madness Competition

    The students from Buffalo’s City Honors High School received an award from the Buffalo District commander for placing first in the district-sponsored “March Movie Madness Competition," part of the district’s “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” (STEM) outreach program.
  • March

    Growing the Next Generation of Scientists

    According to a recent report by a coalition of groups under the umbrella called “Tapping America’s Potential,” the United States is not meeting the goals of major business groups to ramp-up the number of college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or “STEM.”
  • Young Artists Depict Black History Month

    This February, in recognition of Black History Month, Buffalo District sponsored an art contest with the theme, "How Does Black History Month Inspire You?"