Sharing a Bottle of Wine at final Battle of the Bulge reunion

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle fought by American forces during WWII.

Veterans who fought in the battle with those who served in other capacities during WWII, attended a final reunion at the American Legion Post 17 in Manhattan.

Almost 100 community members attended to hear veterans share their war time experience from arriving on the beaches of Normandy to surviving captivity.

“People like this. They want to get involved, hear the history, hear the stories about the Battle of the Bulge and we’re here for this. We love it,” said Greg Penfield, president of the Battle of the Bulge Kansas Chapter.

The event was called “Sharing the Last Bottle of Wine” and was hosted by the American Legion Riders.

“We try to put on a good spread for them so they can have something to enjoy and just remember us by,” said Barry Maples, American Legion Riders director.