WNY Honors Vets

November 11, 2010 Updated Nov 11, 2010 at 7:41 PM EDT

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November 11, 2010 Updated Nov 11, 2010 at 7:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Veterans Day is a day to remember...a day to remember the sacrifices the men and women of the United States military and their families have made to preserve our freedom.

Today in Wales, a piece of that history has been restored. Boy Scout Nate Damon was recognized for his project to clean up the Goodleberg Cemetery, specifically to place permanent markets at the graves of two Western New Yorkers that served in our oldest wars.

In Williamsville, another Boy Scout - Eddie Knibloe- unveiled the result of his Eagle Scout project, a complete overhaul of the Veterans monument in Williamsville cemetery which had been neglected for decades.

At the Connecticut Street Armory, flags are placed one by one in a wreath to recognize each branch of the military. Some vets in attendance served in multiple wars, like Lewis Palma, who fought in World War 2, the Korean War, and in Vietnam.

And in downtown Buffalo, a parade hosted by New York State Senator Antoine Thompson put our local vets front and center. The event kicked off at 2p.m. with bands, soldiers, vets, and civilians marching from Delaware and Summer to Niagara Square.

Eyewitness News salutes the brave men and women who served our country.