As the largest inland Naval and Military Park in the country, the Park holds a special place in our hearts and our nation’s history. Now, more than ever the Park needs our support.
For more than 40 years, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park has fulfilled its purpose to Honor, Educate, Inspire and Preserve. To honor veterans, military and military families; to educate about the value of service and sacrifice in defense of freedom; to inspire a sense of patriotism and a desire to serve one’s country in protecting the right to liberty and justice for all; and to preserve the military artifacts entrusted to our care.The Park fulfills its important purpose with support from volunteers, corporate sponsors, foundations and individual donors that all share our beliefs. Each year, the Park welcomes more than 150,000 visitors from all 50 states in our great country and 110 countries around the world.
BuffaLove invites the community to join in support of our Buffalo And Erie Country Naval and Military Park.
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USS The Sullivans
The Buffalo Naval Park’s decommissioned Fletcher-class Destroyer, DD-537, was the largest and most important class of U.S. Destroyers used in World War II. USS The Sullivans, named after the five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, was the only ship in the Navy to be named after more than one person. She was commissioned in 1943 and saw action in the Pacific Theater, shooting down eight Japanese planes, bombarding Iwo Jima and Okinawa, as well as rescuing American pilots and crew from burning or sinking vessels. She also saw action during the Korean War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. USS The Sullivans was decommissioned in 1965 earning 11 battle stars for meritorious performances, and is now a historic landmark moored at the Buffalo Waterfront.
On board you will see what it was like to serve as a “Tin Can Sailor” along with 310 of your shipmates. She is also a place for reflection and remembrance for the five Sullivan brothers who died together, an act which is borne out in her motto “We Stick Together!”