BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Local leaders in Western New York say they are making major progress when it comes to helping homeless veterans.
The mayors of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Lockport announced Thursday that the number of local homeless veterans has dropped by 26 percent in the last six months.
Their efforts were part of a "mayors challenge" issued by first lady Michelle Obama.
On Thursday, an army veteran told a crowd at the Buffalo History Museum that the men and women who work at the V.A. and other agencies are the true heroes.