221st & SEAPC REUNION 2020 ...
Here are the details that are known so far.
WHERE AND WHEN AND HOW MUCH?
We will meet Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 (arrival day) through Monday, Oct 5, 2020 (departure day) at the Hilton Hotel in old town Alexandria, Virginia on King Street. The hotel has given us a special group rate of $129 a night, plus taxes (currently 14.5% + $1.25 per room/per night). Parking is $25 per night. The Registration fee (covers two meals and lots more) will be $150 per person.
Currently, Hilton has made available a block of 30 rooms at our special $129 rate.
As of Nov 8, 2019 we had 25 of the 30 rooms already booked. Use the link below to book your room at our Special $129 rate. Once you make a reservation online, Hilton will send you a confirmation e-mail from which you can change or cancel your reservation. Booking early will help us tremendously with reunion plans as well as guarantee you a room. There is no penalty for room cancellation up to 72 hours prior to check-in. So, please, Book early as once our room block of 30 rooms is taken, we cannot guarantee a room or the rate.
If the link above has problems, copy and past the link below Into your browser:
Or you may call Hilton Reservations at 1-800-445-8667
Request group code 221 for our special rate.
Be advised, booking online will likely be easier and hassle free.
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)
One of the things being planned is a group trip to the Pentagon on Friday afternoon, Oct 2, 2020 where we will 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.
We will have a LUNCHEON on FRIDAY Oct 2, 2020 and our closing BANQUET on Sunday, Oct 4, 2020. These two meals are included in the $150 per person registration fee. Otherwise, meals are on your own.
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.
BUT PLEASE MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION
PLEASE USE THE ADJACENT SIGN UP FORM
SIGNING UP WILL HELP TREMENDOUSLY
WITH REUNION PLANNING
REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE
COLLECTED BEGINNING May 1, 2020.
Hilton Hotel Old Town Alexandria
Oct 1, 2020 (Arrival) through Oct 5, 2020 (Departure)
NEW ARMY MUSEUM
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.