2013-08-14 / Front Page

Addabbo Thanks Veterans With Fifth Annual Barbecue

Last year, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., welcomed more than 125 veterans and their families to his fourth annual Veterans’ BBQ held outside his Howard Beach district office and VFW Post 2565, under the leadership of Commander Pat Connolly. It was the largest ever turnout by veterans and their families.
Last year, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., welcomed more than 125 veterans and their families to his fourth annual Veterans’ BBQ held outside his Howard Beach district office and VFW Post 2565, under the leadership of Commander Pat Connolly. It was the largest ever turnout by veterans and their families. Before the summer is over, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), the ranking Democratic member of the state senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is inviting all local veterans and their families to his Fifth Annual Veterans’ Barbecue, outside his Howard Beach office, 160th Avenue and 102nd Street, Howard Beach, on Saturday, August 24, from noon to 3:00 p.m.


The senator and his staff reached out to the various Queens chapters of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Catholic and Jewish War Veterans and Vietnam Veterans to be their special guests, so they can cook and serve them barbecue fare and host a fun, relaxing neighborhood event outdoors.  

Addabbo’s office needs to know how many people to expect and requests that those planning to attend must R.S.V.P. by calling  Addabbo’s Howard Beach district office at 718-738-1111, no later than August 22, for preparation purposes.


“This is just our small way of saying ‘Thank you for your service’, not only to our local veterans, but also to their families. All nobly served our country in years past and, of course, many brave volunteers are currently still doing so in Afghanistan and Iraq. We should show our veterans that we appreciate their dedication and commitment not just on Veterans’ Day, but every day of the year,” explained Addabbo.

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