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:

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

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

Janet Coon 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.

Tasheena Womack 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.

Jennifer EngineerMommy 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 Butler said...

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

Ricci Ellis 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-Louise 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 Race 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 Gamble said...

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

Gust și Aromă Moldavia 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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