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September 2022 Program


The Niland Brothers-A Patriotic Story
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
107 Scott Street, Tonawanda, New York

 

Preston (Pete) Niland was our speaker for our first fall program in 2022. He graduated from Tonawanda High School and then Ithaca College. He married Jan McCormick and is the proud father of Dr. Briana Niland.
         
Pete is intimately related to history through his family’s experiences in World War II. Many of us remember the movie “Saving Private Ryan,” but might not know that the story is based on the Niland brothers who grew up
in the City of Tonawanda.
       
Pete is the son of Edward Niland, one of the four brothers immortalized in the film. He gave a firsthand account of the Niland family’s sacrifice during WWII.  
 
Refreshments were provided and served by the Program Committee after the presentation.

 

 

 

 


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