Friday, December 01, 2017
Buffalo WWI Exhibit Features Legion Honorees
Two World War I veterans, whose names grace Buffalo area American Legion Posts, are featured in a new World War I Exhibit at the Buffalo & Erie County Downtown Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, reports Past 8th District Commander Jim Bojanowski.
The exhibit features original and reproduced posters, and military artifacts from WWI.
Featured in the exhibit, Bojanowski notes, are tributes to Adam Plewacki, the first Buffalonian killed in action during WWI (Adam Plewacki American Legion Post 799 is named after him) and Jesse Clipper, the first Buffalo African-American who succumbed to injuries from WWI (Jesse Clipper American Legion Post 430 is named after him).
“There is a large cubicle display on the first floor, with a large room full of displays on the second floor,” Bojanowski says. “The exhibit will be open for the next two years. It is worth the visit.”