LAPORTE — The 6th Annual Memorial Gardens Tour will be presented on the grounds of the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday at 2405 Indiana Ave. This tour will be a World War 1 Commemoration Tour. Seven Gold Star veterans of that war will be featured. They are representative of the many who served from LaPorte County. Readers will present information about the service and family of each. Four were returned home for burial in LaPorte County cemeteries. Two still remain in France and one is in Arlington National Cemetery.
Tour information has been researched and compiled by Fern Eddy Schultz, LaPorte County historian, who will be the tour guide, introducing readers who will be providing each veteran’s information. Veterans included on the tour are Lt. Hamon Gray, Pvt. Rhen A. Hilkert, Cpl. William Louis Hubner, Pfc. George Luebker, Pvt. John Franklin Miller, Pvt. Earl Clifford Price and Pvt. Albert Emanuel Swanson.
A handout will be provided. Regular museum admission fees will be charged which includes admission that day to the Museum following the tour. In the event of rain, the tour will be conducted in the meeting room in the museum. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. Call 219-326-6458.