Attorney starts petition to rename Columbus Park, install statue of Medal of Honor winner

Aug 13, 2020 1045

BY: Deidre Williams

Now that the statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from the park bearing his name, there is a petition circulating to install a statue of a Buffalo-born Medal of Honor recipient and rename the park for all such local heroes. 

Attorney Joseph Sedita has started a petition drive to rename Columbus Park on the city's West Side the Buffalo Medal of Honor Park and construct a statue of Marine Sgt. John Basilone, who fought in World War II, to replace the Columbus statue.

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