Vietnam-era helicopter to Veterans Park in City of Tonawanda

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 77 is bringing a AH-1 Cobra Helicopter to Veterans Park in the City of Tonawanda, as it was mentioned in the Buffalo News. The chapter acquired the helicopter on permanent loan from the Niagara Aerospace Museum and hopes to build a memorial with a brick walkway and the helicopter as its centerpiece. The chapter is using multiple avenues to raise funds for the project, which is expected to cost tens of thousands of dollars. A campaign to sell engraved bricks for the walkway has raised about $10,000, with hopes to raise $30,000 more, Smilinich said. “It’s open to all veterans, and it’s open to the whole community to put a brick there If you are interested in a brick, they have a GoFundMe page set up.

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