Author will share inspiring journey to freedom
Peter Vodenka is proud to be an American. He knows this whole-heartedly because he spent the first half of his life under an oppressive government in Communist Czechoslovakia.
After years of planning, Vodenka, his wife, Lilly, and their two young children escaped in June of 1983. On a cold, rainy night, the family ran across the border from Yugoslavia to western Austria, being chased by guards with automatic weapons and dogs. His daughter was 4 years old and his son was 2.