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Induction into the South Bend Wall Of Fame - Nov-17-2015

 

The Plaque is mounted in the main aisle of the South Bend Century Center
The plaques has the picture in a "greyed" background, I added a original color photograph and writeup

Here is the complete write up and the original photograph which dates back to 1993

Acceptance speech after dinner

There were a number of individuals who were inducted, but the last one to speak on behalf of our family was brother Al

He started with a surprising question "Are there any veterans in the audience?"
Then pointed to Tom Veldman and suggested "Please stand up for your dad and my brother Pete"

After several people were standing, he pointed to them and gave the answer to the question

"If it wasn't for you veterans, the Veldman family would not be here"

Nicely done Al