221st & SEAPC REUNION 2021
WHERE AND WHEN AND HOW MUCH?
We will meet Thursday, Sept 23, 2021 (arrival day) through Monday, Sept 27, 2021 (departure day) at the Hilton Hotel in old town Alexandria, Virginia on King Street. The hotel special group rate is expected to be $129 a night, plus taxes (currently 14.5% + $1.25 per room/per night). Parking is expected to be $25 per night. The Registration fee, which covers two meals and lots more, is expected to be $150 per person.
Hilton Hotel rooms cannot be booked more than a year in advance. This means waiting until approximately Oct 1, 2020 to book a room. When a booking “link” and room rate is established, notice will be given to our members via email and the Facebook group.
Rooms that were booked for the original
Reunion date of Oct 1, 2020 are being automatically
canceled by the hotel.
A two minute walk from the hotel is the King’s street DC Metro stop. This gives us easy access to numerous destinations in Washington without the use of a car.
THE VIETNAM WALL - THE PENTAGON - ARLINGTON
ALL NATIONAL MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS ON THE MALL
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT (DCA)
We are still planning a group trip to the Pentagon on Friday afternoon, Sept 24, 2021 where we hope to get a VIP tour arranged by Erik Villard of US Army Center for Military History (CMH). The metro will take us there in about 15 min as the Pentagon has its own metro stop.
NEW ARMY MUSEUM
The opening of the Museum has been officially delayed until some time after Nov 30, 2020. We now expect the Museum to open by Spring or early Summer 2021.
We will have a LUNCHEON on FRIDAY Sept 24, 2021 and our closing BANQUET on Sunday, Sept 26, 2021. These two meals are included in the $150 per person registration fee. Otherwise, meals are on your own.
REGISTRATION FEE - subject to change as costs become known.
The $150 per person registration fee will include your reunion badge, meeting space, hospitality suite, audio/visual support, free internet in your room, Special Reunion Pin or Challenge Coin, food service and gratuity for our Friday Luncheon and our Sunday Closing Banquet. Besides the luncheon and Banquet, all other meals will be on your own. There are numerous downtown restaurants near the hotel.
DO NOT SEND ME ANY MONEY YET.
PLEASE USE THE ADJACENT SIGN UP FORM
SIGNING UP WILL HELP TREMENDOUSLY
WITH REUNION PLANNING .
REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE
COLLECTED AFTER APRIL 1, 2021
At the Reunion, there will be lots of free time on Saturday and Sunday to visit the sights in Washington (via the Metro) or the newly opened National Museum of the US Army (NMUSA) which is located just off the base at Fort Belvoir, about 12 miles from the Hotel. On display at the Museum will be the 221st & SEAPC participation including bricks located on the walk of remembrance commemorating our 221st fallen, a 221st engraved unit listing (Bronze Star Level) on the special donors wall plaque located in the Museum’s central Veteran’s Hall and most impressive, a 221st Unit Tribute Plaque as shown here.
FREE KING STREET TROLLEY
A two minute walk from the hotel, The King Street Trolley transports riders between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront. The trolley is free of charge and runs daily, every 10 - 15 minutes with many stops for hopping on and off to explore the shops, restaurants and attractions found along Alexandria's historic main street.
Hilton Hotel Old Town Alexandria
Sept 23, 2021 (Arrival) through Sept 27, 2021 (Departure)