Friday, May 15, 2015

Patricia Harris, program chairman, with Barry J Veden

April 14, 2015 Meeting of the LPCIGS
Ninteen members and guests were present for the regular monthly meeting of the La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society at the La Porte Parks Department Building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue in La Porte, Tuesday evening, April 14. President Dorothy Palmer called the meeting to order at 7 PM.
Following the business portion of the meeting, Barry Veden, president of Chapter XXX, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, spoke of the prelude and the strategic situation leading up to the last big German offensive effort in WWII. He helped us understand the tactical and environmental difficulties that faced the American soldiers opposing a desperate and larger German force. Barry’s father, Edward Veden, was on the front lines from the first day of that terrible battle. In 2004, Barry interviewed several of the veterans and wrote a book My Heroes:The Men of Northern Indiana Chapter XXX Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
 Next month, the society will tour St. Mary Cemetery in Otis, Indiana. The tour will begin at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

More information about the society is available on our website,  Also like us on Facebook at La Porte County Genealogical Society.

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