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  • 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.”

    WWI exhibit ribbon cutting

    Legionnaires participated in the official opening of the World War I Exhibit at Buffalo & Erie County Downtown Public Library held Nov. 16. Pictured (from left), Past 8th District Commander Jim Bojanowski, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz (cutting the ribbon), Past Erie County Commander Peter Hurd, Library Director Jean Jakubowski, and Library Board Chairman Frank Housh.

    Browsing the exhibit

    Legionnaires browse the new World War I exhibit in Buffalo. Pictured (from left), ERIECO Women’s Post Commander Karen Patch, West Seneca Post member JoAnn Pressburg, and Erie County Commander Suzanne Quirk.