Log Entries Town of Tonawanda Veterans Memorial      {{found}} 9x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 2x

1 03/31/2015 Bon Echo Found it

Second stop on our way from visiting the museum of science to the falls. Whenever we stop at memorials like this, I can't help but realize how much was paid but men and women who were often at the same age and life stage as I am at - 30-somthing with young kids. I can't imaging leaving my family to go far away for so long and with so high a chance of never returning. And yet so many went, and still go, willingly. I am grateful.

I will add my photos shortly. Thanks Mr.Yuck for the virtual, our first of that tyoe with OCNA and our second OCNA find.

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Just before the memorial
Just before the memorial
Blue Star plaque
Blue Star plaque
In front of the memorial
In front of the memorial

1 06/30/2011 JuniorNimrod Found it

Stopped by with DudleyGrunt on the way on our way to Niagara Falls, prior to GeoWoodstock.  Thank you!
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JuniorNimrod @ Veterans Memorial
JuniorNimrod @ Veterans Memorial

1 06/30/2011 DudleyGrunt Found it

2771.  Great memorial.  I hope all the folks that pass this regularly, take a moment to realize what it means. 

This was my last find of the day with my son (JuniorNimrod), before heading to Niagar Falls to check in to our hotel and go to dinner.

Thanks and Happy Trails!  See you at GeoWoodstock!

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DudleyGrunt @ Memorial
DudleyGrunt @ Memorial

1 04/10/2011 GOF Found it

Had a short conversation with a woman at the location who also remembered climbing on the jet as a child. She said "I don't know why they fenced it off. We climbed on it when we were kids and WE never fell off." Some people just don't get it.

It's nice to see that they have done some restoration work on the Cougar as part of the project. It was looking a bit shabby the last time I was near it.

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Vetsmemorial
Vetsmemorial

1 12/24/2010 Barbershopdru Found it

Well, this is my very first Open Cache...at the reccommendation of the Cache Owner!  I tried to find another one today, but was wondering if the snow got in the way.  Oh well....here is my log and photo!
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Blue plane
Blue plane

1 12/17/2010 mty55 Found it

Finally made it out here today. Nice that the memoral was kept up and snow removed. Answered the prescribed questions and took apicture. A lousy one at that. I wish I had a front facing camera on my phone. All in all nice virtual. Once I figure out how to get the picture logged I'll edit my post. Until then I'll email the answers.


Nice job


Thanks Mr Yuck


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vetmemresize
vetmemresize

1 12/11/2010 Rayman Found it

I had been wanting to check out this memorial since, well, it was built, but never made it over here. After a short day of caching on the froggie site, I decided to stop over here before heading home. Yep, this is a pretty fine looking memorial, and the rehab they did on the plane makes it look brand new. I was surprised to find out last year that all the plaques had been filled so quickly, thus the need for the additional dedication wall in the back. Although I did take a picture, I'm going to be different and give the required answers to the questions to the cache owner tonight. Good one, Yuck-o, thanks.

1 11/22/2010 Sabrefan7 Found it

I was already in bed last night when this one got published. I saw the email this morning as I was finishing my morning Timmys wile i was at my first stop of the day. At first I thought it was the closer memorial but I was wrong. I looked up the corrds on the site and plunked them into my GPSr. Visited the site @13:00 hrs on my way back to the plant. Thanks for a cool virtual. This area is vastly improved from the last time I drove by. If you look close you can see what I named the waypoint.

 

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Yukvirt
Yukvirt

3 11/22/2010 Mr.Yuck Comment

I'd address the first finder directly, but he'll change his name next week, and it won't make sense. No joke, I spent about 55 minutes walking up the rail line including all the way to Cardinal O'hara High School, and just couldn't find a spot I was happy with to drop a lock-n-lock. The only good (and relatively trash free) spot on the whole line was the final of Dr. Evil's old multi!! And that was repeatedly muggled an once deficated in, so I wasn't going to drop it there. Gof, that's a picture I grabbed off of wikipedia, it was too crappy of a day for me to take pics. There is definitely a fence and benches around the airplane now. You'll just have to come see yourself. You know, it just never occured to me all those years the plane was used as playgound equipment would piss anyone off!! I grew up in the City of Ton., not the town, but I definitely got a few chances to climb all over that thing.

1 11/22/2010 Cayuga Crew Found it

Allright I'm going to say it outloud....

 

Generally I'm not akin to these virtual caches, after all isn't that why Rayman invented Waymarking, but since TWU (wait I'm TWU here aren't I) I mean Mr Yuckie considered placing a physical cache here I guess its alright.

 

Anyway I was headed that way this morning and jumped off the Youngman 1 exit early to visit the impressive memorial and take a  few photos.    Here's one on them...COORDS ON THE MONEY

CHECK OUT THOSE SPOT ON COORDS!

Thanks for adding to the Opencaches available locally.

3 11/22/2010 GOF Comment

Wow! When did they do all of that? The last I knew the plane was surrounded by an orange fence. Guess I haven't been that way in a while.

I do remember it as playground equipment. We played on it as kids. That was mid sixties. Hard to believe that that plane was there for nearly 50 years before someone decided it was a monument and shouldn't be played on.