Hope to see you all at our Vietnam Veterans of 2nd Bn 1st Marines Reunion : Vin@FirstMarines.org
Reunion Itinerary

The trustees and I are developing an itinerary for the reunion.  Tentatively, our plans are:

Wednesday 10 November – Arrivals and check-in.

Thursday 11 November – Trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.

Friday 12 November – Trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall).

Saturday 13 November – Free day.

Sunday 14 November – VV 2/1 Business Meeting and VV 2/1 Banquet.

Monday 15 November – Depart.


Thursday 11 November. The trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps will include a ceremony at 2/1’s monument recognizing 2021 as the 50th year of the battalion returning to CONUS following six years of active combat throughout I Corps in Vietnam.  We will recognize the battalion’s accomplishments during the six-year deployment and rededicate our battalion colors by the current membership of VV 2/1.  Following the ceremony, you are welcome to tour the museum.

Friday 12 November. The trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, District of Columbia will be a visit to wall that contains the names of our fallen brothers.  We plan to have a brief ceremony and leave an engraved plaque to their memory by the survivors of those long-ago engagements.  Following our visit, you are welcome to tour the District of Columbia.

Saturday 13 November – Free day.

Sunday 14 November. A long, overdue business meeting will be held Sunday morning to discuss the business of VV 2/1 and plan for future reunions.  Chief among our business needs is the elections of officers and trustees.  VV 2/1 has been operating without a secretary since 2019 and are looking for a candidate for that position.  The terms for Trustees Bruce Oliver, Jose Perez, Doc Stein, and Jesse Tipton have expired or will expire this year.  After many years of dedicated service to VV 2/1, Bruce Oliver has decided not to stand for reelection as a trustee.  However, he will continue as the Association’s business manager, which is not an elected position.  I urge you to think about being a candidate for a trustee opening and join the dedicated Marines and Corpsman who help keep this Association running.  It is a worthy labor.

Our reunion banquet will be held, as usual, on Sunday evening, followed by a spirited raffle of goodies and a free room night to lucky members.