November 7, Tuesday
Early Arrival and Set-up, Check-in for Pentagon and White House Tours
November 8, Wednesday
Pentagon Tour (Date and Time yet to be determined) See Jim Jordan for details
November 9, Thursday
Whitehouse Tour (Date and times to be determined) See Dan Kellum for details
November 10, Friday
Wreath Laying Ceremony at Marine Corps Memorable, Arlington Cemetery
November 11, Saturday
Day Trip to Marine Corp Museum with Ceremony at our VN 2/1 Monument
(Free Bus Transportation Provided) Let us know how many are going?
November 12, Sunday
0930 VN 2/1 Annual Meeting --- 1700 to 2100 Banquet Cash Bar will be Available
November 13, Monday
The Pentagon and White House tours are still in the planning stage. The Secret Service will assign us a day and time for the White House tour and the Pentagon Security Service will assign us a date and time for that tour. We have asked for Thursday morning for the White House and Wednesday afternoon for the Pentagon but those are only requests. We are calling these tours “unofficial” as transportation is not being arranged for them. We would like to thank Dan Kellum for honchoing the White House tour and Jim Jordan for suggesting and doing the sign-ups for the Pentagon.
The “OFFICIAL” part of the schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 8 Nov – Thursday 9 Nov - Check In; location Hospitality Suite 1st Floor Georgetown Room (this is a change from where we have been the last two times)
Friday 10 Nov – 1000 Marine Corps Birthday Wreath Laying Ceremony, Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima
Statue) Only handicapped transportation provided. 1900 Movie Night, Club Room 1st floor, Flags of Our Fathers.
Saturday 11 Nov – 0900 to 1600 Trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA, bus transportation available. The organization is picking up the cost but we are open to donations. While there we will have a wreath laying at our monument at 1100. 1900 Movie Night Club Room 1st Floor, Letters From Iwo Jima (In Japanese with English subtitles)
Sunday 12 Nov – 1000 Annual business meeting, 2nd floor, Rosslyn Ballroom. 1730 Annual banquet 2nd Floor Rosslyn Ballroom.
Some side notes:
*During sign-up / check-in at the Reunion make sure you identify who you want to share a table with, the hotel is setting up for 10 at a table.
*We are asking everyone to pre-register for the bus trip and the banquet and pre-pay for the banquet. The last few years we have gotten into too much of a guessing game. If you don’t preregister there is no guarantee that we will be able to add you to either event during the reunion.
*We can’t stress enough: if you are planning on going to the White House and/or the Pentagon, take a minimum of things.
*Guest of Honor for the banquet is Gen Jim Jones, USMC Ret’d, 32d Commandant of the Marine Corps,
Commander U.S. European Command and finally NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.