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Make your reservations now. 2017 Squadron Reunion and Memorial Rededication
Columbus, Georgia July 26-30, 2017
This letter is to communicate our plans thus far. It outlines the activities that are currently planned and their associated cost. It consists of three parts. The first three pages describe the activities that require signup and payment. Second is a sheet requesting some biographical information. This sheet is part of our on-going process to collect data for our Squadron and Troop Rosters and to also be used in the creation of name badges for the reunion participants. The third part is the actual signup and remittance form.
This reunion is unique in many ways. There is no one facility in the Columbus area that can accommodate our size and activities. Because of this we will be spread out over two or three hotels and some activities will be held on or near Fort Benning or the National Infantry Museum. Our memorial will be located in Patton Park which is on the grounds of where the National Armor and Cavalry Museum will be located. Our primary hotel is the DoubleTree and as such will host our Squadron and Troop Meetings, the Hospitality Room and be the primary focal point of our reunion. Last year the 11th Armored Cavalry moved their memorial and had their reunion in the area. If I remember correctly I believe they were spread out over 4 or 5 hotels.
Many of our activities are near or in the National Infantry Museum and there will be time to visit the displays.
Our banquet will be held in the National Infantry Museum utilizing the main lobby and adjoining areas.
Be aware that while it is possible to drive to some of the locations, parking is limited. There are ID requirements if you are driving and wish to go on post.
There is no ‘break’ on the price of activities if you don’t use the bus transportation that we provide.
Thursday 7/27 – Fort Benning Tour - $20.00 per person
This is an “All Day” tour of the post. It includes stops at the Armor Restoration Facility, the Abrams & Bradley Training Divisions and the Clarke Simulation Center. Price includes lunch at a Mess Hall and pickup and return at the hotel.
Friday 7/28 - Dedication and Memorial Ceremony - $20.00 per person
We will observe a graduation ceremony followed by our Dedication Ceremony at the National Infantry Museum Parade Grounds. We will then have time to view our memorial which is located next to the Parade Grounds. We will then take the busses to a Mess Hall for lunch followed by transportation to the Chapel for our Memorial Service. Price includes lunch, transportation between sites and pickup and return to the hotel.
Saturday 7/29 - Banquet - Includes transportation to and from the hotel.
Adult - $40.00 per person
Caesar Salad – crisp Romaine Lettuce tossed with Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Croutons and Caesar or Balsamic Dressing.
Served Entrée – choice of
Grilled Chicken Breast with Mushroom-Tarragon Cream Sauce with White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Beef slowly simmered in Burgundy Wine Sauce with White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Alternative Entrée - Please indicate Alternative Type on the signup sheet.
All entrees are served with fresh baked rolls and butter.
Water, Milk, Coffee and Tea will be available.
Dessert is Chocolate Mousse with fresh whipped cream displayed in a Martini Glass
Child - $25.00 per child
Chicken Tenders with mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. Salad and dessert is the same as the Adult choice.
Note: A cash bar is available before and during the banquet