MP Barry Sheerman today blasted the absence of official tributes in Huddersfield for D-Day veterans.
It was a "scandal" that nothing was being laid on to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France, he said.
Now the Labour MP is stepping in by organising his own tribute.
He will host a special lunch this Sunday with war heroes as the guests of honour.
Other townspeople can join in by bringing along a D-Day survivor to the town centre George Hotel, Mr Sheerman urged.
He said: "It was with sheer bewilderment that I learned nothing was being done in Huddersfield officially to honour these people.
"This could well be the last major anniversary that these participants will be able to take part in and absolutely nothing has been done."
Mr Sheerman - Huddersfield's MP since 1979 - told how he had moved fast to organise a tribute.
Sunday's event is being held 60 years to the day when a huge invasion force landed in Normandy.
Mr Sheerman has got together with businessmen Joe and Johnny Marsden and others to host the special occasion.
Each of them will have a D-Day veteran as their guest for the lunch.
Mr Sheerman said: "I would like other people to come along at noon for what will be a very pleasant gathering.
"The only stipulation is that they bring a D-Day veteran with them . . . and if they don't know where to find one, we can help them with that."
Mr Sheerman said: "I was appalled by the official indifference in Huddersfield.
"D-Day is one of the most important events in our history.
"I just had to move fast and come up with something that was simple to organise."
Contact his constituency office on 01484 451382 for details.