Tonawanda News — And while his fascination with the ships and their history builds, we haven’t really touched on the broader history, not yet. There are places I don’t want that innocent 5-year-old mind to go just yet.
During one visit, he was thrilled to be sitting up in one of the anti-aircraft towers and, of course, wanted to know what it was for. His father explained that it was for shooting planes that were attacking the ship.
”Daddy! Planes don’t attack boats! Planes take you to Disney World!”
Sometimes it’s sad, if nostalgic, looking through their eyes.
Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @JillKeppeler.IF YOU GO • WHAT: Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and the Friday after Thanksgiving in November, closed December through March. • WHERE: At the foot of Pearl and Main streets, near Canalside, across from First Niagara Center, Buffalo. • COST: $10 for those 17 and older, $6 for children 6 to 16 and seniors 60 and older • FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit buffalonavalpark.org.