When: Tue., Aug. 23 2011
With his chin buried in a snow bank, private Robert Sabetay lay frozen in anticipation in the Ardennes Forest. Two teenage German soldiers filled his crosshairs, unarmed and trembling as they listened for the gunshot that would end their lives. That was 67 years ago. But you would never know it from listening to Sabetay speak. The WWII vet narrates his Battle of the Bulge experiences in precise, hair-raising detail, and you can hear all about them tonight at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. "I want to let people know how horrible war really is," the vet says of his decision to go public with his private memories. Sabetay speaks at 7 p.m. His presentation is free, and registration will be accepted at the library information desk. And those German soldiers? Sabetay never pulled the trigger. — Barnes 3512 Darrow Rd., 330-688-3295, smfpl.org.