Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Naval and Military Park in Buffalo New York

After attending the mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, the priest  talked to us and he happened to have been  a chaplain in the military before  dedicating his time to a traditional church.  Upon learning that my husband was also in the military, he suggested for us to check the Naval and Military Park nearby.
I am so glad that the downpouring rain have stopped  as we  came out the church.  God hooked us up  by having a clear day after the mass, we got to enjoy the park and the rest of our time in Buffalo.
We live in mountainous region so when my kids see a body of water, they are excited.  Not to mention that  military  parks are also one of their favorite places to visit.
I love the location of this military park because you can both enjoy  a tour inside the ship or just enjoy exploring the land park.  We did not do the tour because we have seen a ship like this in  Corpus Cristi, Texas sometime ago when we visited San Antonio.
Besides, we were just there for a short amount of time so we really did not have time to  see  every nook of the ship.

We are a military family so we are always excited to see setting such as this.  The nearest one in our area to have a similar setting is Pittsburgh al;though it is a submarine and not a ship.   
What I like about going to a place like this is, it perks up my husband's spirit.  I think he misses being in the military sometimes.  I hate the constant moving when in  active duty but I do miss the travel part of it.  I think 20 years is long enough to say "I served my country."
Anyway, here's the entrance to the  tour to U.S.S The Sullivan.  I think if you have never been to a ship, I would highly recommend to go to one of these tours, it's really cool to see what's inside a military ship.
I love all of these monuments and statues, you get to learn so much info by reading each o them.
My husband's last tour  in the Navy was in South Korea.  WE HAD SUCH GREAT MEMORIES OF OUR STAY THERE.  This definitely bring back memories.
I like that their are   different dedications to every monuments.  This one is for all the Hispanic Americans who served/serving.
I just notice that I captured my husband's reflection on this  Rust Bucket display, can you see it (first shot below)?
As we walked around, it makes me sad to think that a lot of these sacrifices  is sometimes being overlooked by new generation.  I feel that it is less appreciated.

The anchor is always my favorite in military parks.  I guess it has to do with the fact that hubby is a retired sailor.
It's really nice though that the park is open for public.

The park is well kept  and maintained, it is so relaxing to walk around there.  I am so glad that we were given a chance to  see  this beautiful park before we  came back to our state.
The Buffalo River is  such a perfect background for this park  It makes you want to stay and hang out.  If only we had time, I would have explored more.
Who would forget the tragic event in Pearl Harbor.  Lots of lives have lost.
This park is complete with so much information.  I don't think they left out places  that the US has been ivolved  to when it comes to preserving the peace and protecting  citizens.

I hope you enjoy this virtual tour of  the Naval and Military Park.  It is a beautiful place to visit, really.  I hope you get the chance to explore there someday too.

19 travelers' comments:

candy said...

We come from a long line of military members. My husband included. Wonderful to see parents teaching their the sacrifices military member give

shabbyfufu said...

We have a Navy Seal base near where we are located. When we have guests they love to go there and this looks like a great spot too.

AiringMyLaundry said...

My husband would love it here since he's in the military. He always likes checking out the ships. My husband went to South Korea for a year. We stayed behind, but he really enjoyed it!

Alli Smith said...

My grandkids would love to visit a Naval place like this. My dad worked at the Air Force base until he retired a few years ago and I always had fun visiting.

Tammy said...

I love going to any military base since I was raised in the military and we lived in a few. I love your family travels

Jeannette said...

I love exploring places like this! It is a great way to honor those who have served! I have a lot of family that have been in the military and I know they would love to explore this too!

Cher said...

I toured a submarine once and was just amazed at how they fit everything into that small of a space. I have to admit, though, as awesome as it was, I was more than a little bit claustrophobic.

SimplyTasheena said...

The Naval and Military Park look like such a beautiful place to visit. This would be such a nice place for my family to visit.

Anonymous said...

This is a really cool place for anyone to learn about American history and our great Navy's history. It looks like a really fun day!

Ben said...

What a cool place! I would love to take my family there to explore everything. We love this kind of stuff.

ricci said...

What an awesome park to visit! I love visiting naval parks and touring ships, I'm super claustrophobic and not sure how those brave solders live on those things! LOL!!

Sarah Bailey said...

Now this looks like such an awesome place to go and visit with so much going on. Definitely somewhere I would love to visit myself.

Justin said...

I am always awed and inspired by visiting places like this naval and military park. Much of my family has been in the military so I really respect the armed forces.

Chef Dennis Littley said...

It's been years since I've visited Buffalo. You sure make it look better than I remember!

The Super Mom Life said...

That looks like an educational place to visit! When we are in the area, we may stop by!

Gisele said...

This is awesome! I love history and this looks like a place I would love to visit.

Gust si Aroma said...

This is a beautiful and interesting place to visit, especially for kids! My kid will be happy to visit it!

Brandy Ellen said...

I love the idea of visiting this place, I know that Manhattan is a 5 hour drive for me from my location in NH. I am curious how close I am to Buffalo. I'm going to look into this as a day trip, hopefully! Be great for a homeschool field trip for my youngest kiddo in Spring.

Ckrusch said...

I live so close! I can't wait to check it out and plan a trip there! Thank you for sharing it!

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