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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined local Vietnam War veteran Mykola “Nick” Shwec and the family of late Korean War veteran Michael “Mike” Licata at the Purple Heart Memorial, along the Walk of Heroes, at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, to honor the service and sacrifice of both Purple Heart recipients and all veterans on August 7, National Purple Heart Day.
Nearly 74 years after entering the United States Army, Corporal Howard Tobin received the medals he earned while serving during World War II. Mr. Tobin accepted both French and U.S. military service medals in a special ceremony with Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and French Honorary Consul Pascal Soarès held at Cheektowaga Town Hall.
Buffalo - Mayors of the Cities of Buffalo (Byron W. Brown), Niagara Falls (Paul Dyster), Lockport (Anne McCaffrey) and Tonawanda (Rick Davis) are pleased to announce an effective end to Veteran homelessness in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to action through the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in Western New York (WNY).
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the President has signed legislation approved by the House of Representatives and Senate which will allow for the Kids Korner program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center to remain open.
“We need to do more than say ‘thank you’ to our veterans, we need to show our thanks by making sure that access to quality care and services are available,” said Congressman Higgins. “Kids Korner fills a demonstrated need to remove childcare as a barrier to veterans getting the healthcare they need and deserve.”
Kids Korner at the Buffalo VA Medical Center is one step closer to renewal thanks to approval of legislation announced by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26). The program offers free childcare to veterans visiting the VA Western New York Healthcare System for health and mental health appointments.
“Kids Korner meets a need among veteran parents and grandparent caregivers who in increasing numbers are finding access to childcare as a barrier to meeting their own healthcare needs,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a $15,000 federal grant for Buffalo Sabres Warriors Hockey, a Western New York initiative providing opportunities for on-ice traditional and sled hockey programs for local veterans.
On September 2, 2016 as the nation marked the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented United States Navy veteran Leo Andrew Wabick with medals earned while serving during World War II.
“This anniversary is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by Mr. Wabick and the thousands of others who bravely served during World War II,” said Congressman Higgins. “On behalf of a grateful nation, it is our privilege to have this opportunity to present service medals earned over seven decades ago.”