But perhaps the most impressive things around here are all the memorials along the waterfront. I never realised there were so many. This one commemorates Vietnam.
With some poignant inscriptions.
This one commemorates Hispanic soldiers. (It's lovely and I don't want to disparage the brave Hispanic soldiers but what about the other ethnic groups? They should get some recognition too.)
A memorial to the USS Grenadier, crippled by enemy aircraft in 1943 scuttled to avoid it falling into the hands of Japanese. The plaque tells us that all the crew were captured by the Japanese and imprisoned until the end of the war.
And on to much more recent conflicts.
The Buffalonians may have won the battle but we won the war! (Of 1812)