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This year’s altered Veterans BBQ will be at the Howard Beach Motor Club in Hamilton Beach.
By Forum Staff
Since taking office back in 2008, State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) has held an end-of-the-summer BBQ to honor area veterans and thank them for their service. The senator has indicated that he did not want to surrender this year’s BBQ to the COVID-19 crisis; so therefore, Addabbo recently announced that he has altered the annual event to be a grab-and-go lunch for vets this year.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, veterans are invited to come out to the Howard Beach Motor Club, located at 59 Russell St. in Hamilton Beach, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to drive by and pick up a free lunch provided by Russo’s on the Bay. Veterans will be asked to take their lunch and leave the Motor Club as an indoor gathering goes against State social-distancing guidelines.
“This year is unlike any other that we have faced in recent memory. As we struggle to find some sense of normalcy, I wanted to continue this great event and help to honor our dedicated veterans,” Addabbo said. “As I like to say, every day is Veterans Day, and this is one small way that we get to thank the local veterans.
“I would like to thank the Howard Beach Motor Club for allowing us to use their facility for this altered event, Frank Russo for providing the veterans free to-go meals, and to all of our military men and women for their service,” Addabbo added. “I encourage all veterans to call my office to register for this event so they can come get acknowledged and honored.”
In order to attend this event and get their free lunch, veterans are asked to call Addabbo’s office at (718) 738-1111 to register.