Mon, Sep 21 | Holy Cross Cemetery

Casimer Mazurek Gravestone Rededication

"meet the bacons" will play some songs at the graveside re-dedication for local labor martyr, Casimer Mazurek at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna
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Casimer Mazurek Gravestone Rededication

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery, Buffalo, NY 14218, USA

About The Event

"meet the bacons" will play some songs at the graveside re-dedication for local labor martyr, Casimer Mazurek. Local officials will also be speaking. From Buffalo Rising: "Rest in Power: Casimer Mazurek Gravestone Rededication, is an event to rededicate the gravestone of Casimer Mazurek, the decorated World War veteran killed by Lackawanna Steel Company police in the opening days of the Great Steel Strike of 1919. The event, sponsored by the Eugene V. Debs Local Initiative and WNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, will take place on the 101 year anniversary of the strike’s calling on September 21, 1919. Casimer Mazurek Gravesite Division 15, Holy Cross Cemetery Lackawanna, NY Monday, September 21, 5:30-6:30 pm “Casimer Mazurek is perhaps Buffalo’s greatest symbol of the sacrifices made to secure dignity for the working class through the labor movement,” says Chris Hawley of the Eugene V. Debs Local Initiative. “Mazurek defended democracy in Europe and was killed fighting for industrial democracy back home on American soil. Now, thanks to the volunteer efforts of fellow workers, Mazurek’s gravestone is restored and standing tall again.”

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