(WNY News Now) – The family of World War I hero Frank Joseph Gaffney is set to honor his legacy by donating his medals, including the Congressional Medal of Honor, for permanent display in the Niagara County Courthouse’s rotunda. A special ceremony is scheduled for November 10, 2023.
Niagara County – In a poignant gesture of remembrance and gratitude, the descendants of Frank Joseph Gaffney, a distinguished World War I veteran, will be presenting his collection of medals, including the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor, to Niagara County. These medals will be placed on public display in the rotunda of the Niagara County Courthouse, allowing visitors to pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of this war hero.
The official presentation is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2023, at 11 a.m., and the location will be the Niagara County Courthouse at 175 Hawley Street, Lockport. This ceremony is expected to draw members of the Gaffney family, local dignitaries, and representatives from foreign nations that also recognized Mr. Gaffney’s remarkable heroism.
John Strasburg, renowned author of “He Charged Alone,” a book that vividly portrays Mr. Gaffney’s heroic exploits, will be delivering remarks during the ceremony. Strasburg’s work has contributed to preserving the memory of Frank Joseph Gaffney’s courageous actions during World War I.