Brothers, Families & Friends
During my comments at this years reunion banquet I mentioned to all assembled that ‘never before, in my personal and professional life, have I ever worked with a better group of people than the trustees that help lead our 2/1 family and I meant every word of it. When I assumed the leadership of 2/1 in late 2007 the one thing that all the trustees agreed upon was that every decision from that day forward would be about the members of 2/1 and nothing else. No egos, no personal agendas, no decision would be made unless it was agreed that, unless it was in the best interest of the association, it would not be acted upon. To this day, that philosophy not only continues but also has permeated the entire organization, as can be seen in the large and small things accomplished over the last several years, not only by trustees, but also by the membership in general. For this we are a much better 2/1 family and association.
The pictures and comments by the officers, trustees and committee chairmen in this Newsletter tells the story of the 2012 reunion and events leading up to it, but I think the most prominent topic is the Monument to the Second Battalion First Marines that will be dedicated at the National Museum of the Marine Corps NMMC. Elsewhere in this Newsletter is a more complete discussion of what is planned for the monument but I want to take this opportunity to encourage anyone with a couple of extra bucks to consider making a donation to the construction of this one of a kind monument. The most important piece of information noted on the monument update is the date of the planned dedication of the monument during our 2013 reunion. The date is set for Friday 08 November with the time is to be announced later.
On the topic of the reunion itself, the dates for the reunion are:
07 – 11 November 2013
Holiday Inn Rosslyn / Key Bridge, Arlington, VA.
The room rate is $89.00 per night and to make reservations call, 703-807-2000 extension 2222
or 800-465-4329 and the same extension.
Give them the reunion code; V2B and that’s all there is to it.
I’m confident we will have a full agenda for the reunion which should be posted to the website and the next Newsletter, shortly after the trustees mid-year meeting.
See you in D.C - Semper Fidelis, Paul Mangan - Foxtrot ’65-‘66
President 2nd Bn 1st Marines