Dear Shipmates and Friends:
This year we celebrate our reunion in the historical town of Gettysburg, Pa. This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around this small market town. It began as a skirmish but by its end involved 160,000 Americans. Confederate causality, dead, wounded and missing were, 28,000 out of 75,000. Union casualties were 23,000 out of 88,000.
Gettysburg is filled with antique shops, museums, tours of the battle field and nightly ghost tours for those so inclined. We invite you to come to Gettysburg to participate in and enjoy this time of fellowship with your fellow shipmates, friends and family.
Arrival on or before Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Departure on or after Friday, June 24, 2011
95 Presidential Circle
40 rooms set aside for ADFA reunion. Twin or king beds, double occupancy.
Special rate $119.00
plus 9% occupancy tax, per room per night. These rates will be honored two days before and two days after event dates. Small pets, 50 lbs or less, are welcome. There is a $20 fee per night for pets.
Members must make their own reservations with cut-off date May 23, 2011. Cancellations may be made 24 hours prior to the date of arrival. Late reservations accepted on a space or rate available basis.
Call 1-866-845-8885, request rate for ADFA reunion.
Check-in time 3:00 PM; check-out 12:00 noon
Registered guests may park RVs on the premises.
The dinner will consist of a buffet with two entrees, assorted side dishes, coffee, tea, and desert.
Cost $46.00 per attendee
Make your Dinner Reservation check payable to and send to:
Gerald E. McKee
331 Gum Tree Road.
Coatesville, PA 19320
Deadline for dinner reservations June 1, 2011.
Notes of Interest:
The location of the ADFA Registration Desk and Hospitality Room will be available on your arrival.
For the hearty souls a ghost walk tour is planed for Tuesday evening. Bring your walking shoes.
The reunionís opening ceremony will commence at 9:00 AM on Wed. Because of the historical significance of this years venue, a presentation relating to the Gettysburg area followed by a bus tour of the battle ground will follow the ceremony.
All tours will be by reservation and the fee per tour will be made at the time of reunion registration.
Information on other areas of interest will be available for those who do not wish to take a scheduled tour.
As in the past, the auction will commence when you are enjoying an after dinner beverage of choice.
Contributions, of Items of interest, are always welcome.
An attachment lists numerous items that have been assembled for both the silent and live auction.
Program / Activities, in detail, will be provided at the time of registration.
Looking Forward to seeing you at Gettysburg.