The Meade Society Spring Excursion


June 10, 2023    
All Day


Union League Golf Course
3801 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

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Gettysburg Behind the Scenes with GNP Superintendent Steve Sims

Dear Colleagues, See below an overview and photos from the day trip excursion by American Legion Post 405 and the General Meade Society on Saturday, June 10, 2023.

The group consisting of 40+ eager historians including: members of the Del Val CWRT; the Meade Society; Patriotic Order, Sons of America; Legion Post 405 at the Union League; etc. travelled to Gettysburg to take a special ‘Behind the scenes’ tour of the construction work at Little Round Top.

The tour was conducted by Gettysburg Military Park Superintendent Steve Sims (Steve is a West Point graduate; Army Engineer and huge fan of his predecessor General George G. Meade).

After lunch along Steinwehr Ave. the group visited the new WWII Museum outside of Gettysburg.

Our 2 WWII veterans: Jake Ruser and Benjamin Berry were thrilled to see items from their honored past.

Afterwards, the group was treated to a special WWII themed tour of graves of fallen  heroes of action in the ETO in WWII in the Gettysburg National Cemetery by Ranger/Historian Dan Vermilya.

The trip culminated with a real PA Dutch Smorgasbord at Yoder’s famed restaurant in New Holland.

A wonderful trip full of memories.

By the way, Superintendent Sims informed us that the work on Little Round Top will continue for at least 8 more months. Look for an opening in Spring 2024.

Andy Waskie