Four Places To See Fireworks in Western New York on Memorial Day Weekend [UPDATED]
UPDATE: The "Stand Out to Salute" fireworks have been postponed due to "logistical and other concerns", per WIVB.
We're all striving to find things that feel normal in our lives right now -- going to the drive-in, playing golf, and looking ahead to sitting on a beach.
This Memorial Day weekend, you'll have four places to go (socially-distanced of course) to see fireworks with your family.
WKBW reports the fireworks will be shot from four different locations in North Buffalo, South Buffalo and on the East Side and West Side of the city. This will allow residents to see fireworks from pretty much wherever they live, just by stepping outside of their homes.
The program, “Stand Out to Salute” is presented by the mayor's office and Consumer’s Beverages and will take place Saturday May 23, at 9:30 p.m. (a rain date is set for Sunday May 24, at 9:30 p.m.)
Usually Memorial Day is meant to remember those who lost their lives fighting in the United States military -- this year, health care workers will also be honored.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown told WKBW:
“There’s no better way to show our appreciation for our service men and women, as well as our area’s healthcare workers, than by hosting “Stand Out to Salute” this Memorial Day weekend. The COVID-19 emergency may have required us to come up with a new approach to our traditional events, but we still have the same goal: to honor and pay our respects to our Veterans. I thank Consumer’s Beverages for teaming up with us to light up Buffalo’s skies on Memorial Day weekend in a safe way that honors physical distancing guidelines, and I encourage all of our residents to ‘Stand Out to Salute’ on May 23rd."