African American Veterans Monument inches closer to goal with $200,000 grant – The Buffalo News

On the anniversary of one of the most profound days in American military history, two of Buffalo’s major companies gave a serious boost to a major military monument that is on track to open downtown next year.

M&T Bank and Delaware North announced Friday, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, a $200,000 joint grant to the African American Veterans Monument, a first-of-its-kind tribute that will be located at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park adjacent to Canalside.

The grant pushes the fundraising total to $1.27 million, closing in on the organizing committee’s goal of $1.5 million.

Construction on the monument broke ground in November, and the committee’s hope is that it will be completed during the summer of 2019 so the ribbon can be cut next Veterans Day.

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