D” Company – Buffalo City Guard – Gordon Highlanders is celebrating our 175th Anniversary ( 1837 – 2012 ). One of Five Companies formed in 1837 for the defense of Buffalo and Western New York, “D” Company was comprised of Scots or those of Scottish decent. In the 1860’s when the State Militia Laws change “D” Company formed into a Military Society. In 1890, with many members formally from the 92nd Regiment of Foot, The Gordon Highlanders, a Drum and Pipe Band was formed and continues on to this day. Membership boasts of two United States Presidents and many local and Nation Heroes. Today’s Company consisting of a Color Guard, Drums and Pipes, carry on Scottish traditions while performing in area Parades and at local concerts in and around Western New York and Canada.
To Celebrate we are having an Anniversary Dance on Saturday, April 28, 2012, tickets are $20 before Monday, April 23, 2012, this is for Reserved Seating, after this dated if tickets are still available they will be sold at the door for $25, No Guarantees. The event takes place at the Colonel John B Weber VFW Post 898, 2909 South Park Ave., Lackawana, NY, Doors open at 6 PM and the festivities continue until Midnight. We have DJ for listening and dancing and there will be performances by the Gordons. There is Free Beer, Wine, Pop, Coffee, Tea and $1.00 well drinks. A Chinese Auction a 50/50 Split and a Whiskey Basket Raffle will take place. Guests may bring snacks and finger foods, no food is sold at the Post. For more information contact Colonel Bruce A Henderson – Ball Chairperson, 716-823-1581, or e-mail . Highland Dress or Business Casual. Drummers and Pipers feel free to bring your instruments to take part in a short Massed Band set near the end of the evening.