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Remembrance effort still strong

Delmar man continues event commemorating D-Day veterans

 Veterans at the 2012 D-Day Revisited Recognition and Remembrance event pose for a photo. This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 1, at the Holiday Inn Express located on Old Loudon Road in Latham.

Veterans at the 2012 D-Day Revisited Recognition and Remembrance event pose for a photo. This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 1, at the Holiday Inn Express located on Old Loudon Road in Latham.

— “I just have felt this commitment … and I did have an interest in World War II and I did have an interest in D-Day,” DeSorbo said. “I don’t think there is any better people you can thank and especially when you think of them being kids and how they are now that they lived a life of something that is so historical.”

There are around 1.2 million World War II veterans still alive, according to the U.S. Veterans Administration, with more than 12,000 estimated to be living in New York State. Around 615 die every day and by 2036, the Veterans Administration projects there will be no more living WWII veterans.

If you know a veteran of the D-Day invasion, whether living or departed, you can contact Frank DeSorbo by calling 439-9265 or by email at fomservice@aol.com. Anyone interested in attending the June 1 D-Day is asked to contact DeSorbo for planning purposes.

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