On Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, the Buffalo Naval & Military Park is honored to welcome Blair Atcheson to Buffalo to discuss the legacy and loss of USS Juneau. 

She is the Program Manager for the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Underwater Archaeology Branch, located in Washington, DC. NHHC is responsible for the management, research, preservation, and interpretation of the U.S. Navy’s sunken and terrestrial military craft. A collection that includes over 3,000 shipwrecks and 14,000 aircraft wrecks dispersed world-wide and which date from the American Revolution to the nuclear age. The study of USS Juneau fulfills the Underwater Archaeology Branch’s mission to interpret, manage, and protect the Navy’s shipwrecks, but also serves as a way to honor the service of the ship and crew.

The speaker series program will begin at 4:00 PM in the Buffalo Naval Park’s Hangar Building. It is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

10:00 AM: Veterans Day Ceremony in the Hangar Building

12:00 PM: Hispanic American Veterans Ceremony at the WNY Hispanic American Veterans Memorial

4:00 PM: The Loss and Legacy of USS Juneau presented by Blair Atcheson, Naval History and Heritage Command