BUFFALO, NY - Some real American heroes assembled Saturday night for a special recognition dinner in their honor.
More than 20 veterans of World War II were feted at a dinner organized by the Compeer Volunteer support organization. Guests paid tribute to these individuals for their service to our nation at the Adams Mark Hotel downtown.
Each of the veterans also received commemorative coins. One marks the anniversary of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa on today's date in 1942.
Another special tribute was held Saturday for our veterans. The 6th annual Welcome Home Veterans Day parade traveled the streets of downtown Buffalo. It started at Delaware Avenue and Edward Street and ended at City Hall. It's put on by Vets HERD and the Veterans Administration.
Saturday's parade comes a few days ahead of Veterans Day on Tuesday.