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Friday, November 9 -- (Arrival) 
  Hampton Inn 
   405 Choctaw St.

   Leavenworth, Ks. 66048

A).  In order to facilitate the dinner orders for our Saturday evening banquet, I need to know what you might select for your meal.  See the menu for the restaurant on Saturdays agenda, and either e-mail me at   sgtkc6970(at)gmail.com   with your selection, or tell me Friday, Nov. 9 after your arrival.  (I will need to call the restaurant)
B).  The Hampton Inn has a nice reception area where we can gather to visit and assemble and depart from.

Saturday, November 10 - 
   Breakfast - a free breakfast is offered daily at the Hampton Inn

A).  I have checked with various VFW Posts and with the Army at Ft. Leavenworth, and there is no special Veterans Day Ceremony with either of them on this date.  
B).  Located close to the Hampton Inn are several Antique shops, Military Memorbilia shop, Dad's Train and Toy Shop, etc.,  (I met with the Military Memorbilia store owner today and informed him that he needed more Cavalry/helicopter stuff)
C).  Visit Ft. Leavenworth Post. - You must have valid tags on vehicles.  Your must have vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.  You must have a government issued I.D., such as a drivers license, or proper photo I.D.  NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND!
D).  At 5:30 p.m. we will assemble at the Hotel lobby and depart June's Northland Restaurant, to be served at 6:00 p.m.  The Banquet room that is reserved for us is called, June's Cottage.  There is some military, antiques, etc. displayed in the restaurant. There are three (3) choices to choose from on our menu and I need to inform the restaurant.  So, please let me know what your choice is by e-mail if you can, and I can get this sent in before November 9th.  The three choices will include:  garden salad w/dressing, rolls w/butter, coffee & tea.  (Other drinks will be available @ an additional cost.  Assorted desserts are available @ an additional cost.  
    1.  Chicken Marsala w/Steamed Vegetable Medley & Twice Baked Potatoes
    2.  Smoked Beef Brisket w/Steamed Vegetable Medley & Twice Baked Potatoes
    3.  Grilled Salmon w/ Steamed Vegetable Medley & Twice Baked Potatoes.

All Dinners will have a cost of $15.00.  However if drinks or deserts are ordered that will be an additional charge.  
E).  At the dinner we will have a short memorial service for our fallen, drawing for prizes, and a short meeting for next years mini-reunion location.  


Sunday, November 11 - 
   Breakfast - A free breakfast is offered daily at the Hampton Inn

A).  (open to "self options)  Leavenworth, Kansas pretty well "rolls up its sidewalks" for Sundays.  Businesses are closed.  By this time, we will have gotten acquainted with one another, and perhaps go site seeing.  Some will want to go to Sunday Worship services.  
B).  There are many options for historical sites to visit.  The two I will mention are:
      1.  WW1 Museum and Memorial in Kansas City.  (about 30-45 minute drive)
          Opens at 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  
          Costs are $14 for seniors and Veterans.  $10 for youth 6 - 17
      2.  Steamship Arabia - a recovered riverboat from the 1850's.  (I met the crane operator who
           lifted this sunken steamship from is grave.)  
           Opens at 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  
           Admission - $13.50 for seniors.  $5.50 for youth

  Monday, November 12 - 
    Breakfast - A free breakfast is offered daily at the Hampton Inn

A)  Checkout - Goodbyes - Departures
B).  I am going to submit a parade application for the Veterans Day Parade.  I know this is a travel day, but if some want to stay to be in the parade or watch the parade, the parade will be over at about noon.  At 11:00 a.m the parade will be halted, and a short ceremony will take place at the Parade Masters stand to honor all Veterans.  The Staging for the parade begins at 9 a.m. and the parade starts an hour or so later.  We can always cancel out of the parade.

Thanks for coming.    ...KC

 

List of known Attendees:

Allcock, "KC" Allen B. & Sherry

Anderson, Bruce

Baisden, Randy

Boettcher, "Lt" Tom & Barbara & Grandson Brad

Brady, "Bob" Robert & Rose

Branham, Terry

Brownfield, Jerry & Carla

Dillon, Frank

Dow, Thomas (Dale Dow's son)

Gausman, William & Wife

Holder, Mike

Hoover, Joe & Marie

Kirby, Blane

Maddox, (spouse)

Maddox, Colleen (sister to Dan K. Wilson KIA) & her husband Dan)

Maddox, Daniel

Nemeyer, Jack & Cyndy

Ring, Buddy & Sue

Rogers, Harry & Kathy

Sikkema, Bruce & Betty

Smith,Christine (Dale Dow's daughter)

Steinbeck, William & Wife

Villarente, Peter

Wilson, Lance (brother to Dan K. Wilson KIA)

Woodley, Randy & Martha


  

 

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