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Bethlehem man hosts holiday party for veterans

Event is a way for former soldiers to reminisce and make new friends

 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.

— The holiday party will be held at the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard American Legion Post 1040 in Delmar on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited to 150 people, so reservations are required to attend.

DeSorbo said the event is free to all who attend, but donations will be accepted. All of the events hosted by the Delmar resident are paid for out-of-pocket by himself, with his family lending a hand with set-up. DeSorbo said he would never charge a veteran, but it’s nice when others donate to his cause.

The holiday party is open to veterans of any age, along with a guest or two. But DeSorbo said he would like to as many WWII veterans as possible attend. There will be holiday cookies and snacks, as well as entertainment provided by Nick Coluccio, who will sing old time classics by the Rat Pack.

After the party, DeSorbo said he will go back to focusing on his D-Day remembrance event as he plans on making next year’s ceremony truly memorable.

“It’s going to be the 70th anniversary, so I want to make it special,” he said.

To attend the holiday party, call DeSorbo at 439-9265 or 426-4350, or e-mail him at fomservice@aol.com.

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