New Orleans, Louisiana
THE FIRST OF THE LAST HURRAHS!
Discussions at the August 6 Members' Meeting (during the 2011 Reunion in Colorado Springs) of the 2012 Reunion were divided as to whether it would be the final regular reunion for the group. One side would like to see 2012 be the last reunion (the final hurrah) and the other side is not ready to give them up. Paraphrasing Russ O'Day's statement: "I just learned about these reunions over the past few years, and I'm not ready to give them up - I don't think I'm too old to keep attending!"
So it was decided to call the 2012 Reunion
"The First of the Last Hurrahs!"
Breakfast: Thursday-Saturday (November 1-3)
Wednesday, October 31
Thursday, November 1
Friday, November 2
Saturday, November 3
Sunday, November 4 - Departures
Please use the EVENT FORM to sign up for the Reunion, Reunion Events, and Optional Tours. Note that pre-registration is required for the reunion and all tours (Swamp and City/Katrina) and scheduled group events (Museum and Dinners).
Unless prior arrangements are made with Barb Gotham, all reunion event payments must be received by October 26, 2012. Checks, money orders, or cash only - no credit cards accepted for reunion fees, events, etc.
Questions? Contact Barb Gotham at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL YOURSELF TO MAKE YOUR LODGING RESERVATIONS -
330 Loyola St
Room Rates: $129.00 plus taxes/fees per night (currently 13% tax plus $1/room occupancy fee); these rates are available 2 days before and 2 days after the reunion dates - if you are going to take advantage of these additional dates, please telephone the reservation desk to schedule the additional days (504-581-1600 Ext: 4212 and refer to the "380th Bomb Group Association")
Room Types: Doubles and Kings- ALL ROOMS ARE NON-SMOKING
Parking: Parking garage in same building as hotel - we will have a discounted parking rate of $10 plus tax/night
Cutoff Dates: September 30, 2012 (1 month prior to arrival); reservations made after this date will be accepted at the group rate based on availability
Reservations: Call 1-800-535-7830 and refer to the "380th Bomb Group Association"
- the direct number is
504-581-1600 Ext: 4212
If you wish to extend your stay outside of these dates (for arrivals before 31-Oct-2012 or after 4-Nov-2012), you will need to book a separate reservation on the website or contact the hotel directly at (504) 581-1600 Ext: 4212. Our rate will also be available 2 days before and 2 days after reunion dates.
Be sure to tell the reservation agent if you have any special needs (for example, need handicap accessible room, crib/rollway bed, etc.)
Individual Room Cancellations: Cancellations may be made up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty; any cancellations after this time will be subject to a penalty of one night's room and tax charges
Airport Shuttle: There is no airport shuttle to this hotel - please see the GROUND TRANSPORTATION options below.
• ALL ROOMS ARE NON-SMOKING AT THIS HOTEL
Reservations due before September 30, 2012. Reservations after this date will be provided on a space available basis.
Airport Shuttle, Inc. New Orleans:
· In order to be able to book travel online, you must book at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time.
Their regular rate is $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or 504-522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.
NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM
Film: Beyond All Boundaries
The Museum offers Beyond All Boundaries exclusively in
its Solomon Victory Theater. Created and crafted with 21st-century technology
and utilizing a 120-feet wide immersive screen, the 4-D production plunges
viewers into the 20th-century's most titanic struggle. It tells the tale of the
Greatest Generation's journey from Pearl Harbor into the fire of epic battles
to America's final victory in the War That Changed the World in the words of the
veterans themselves. Narrated by Tom Hanks and including the voices of some of
Hollywood's top stars brings to life the words of actual World War II participants and war correspondents.
NOTE: Elements of
Beyond All Boundaries may aggravate certain medical conditions. These
elements include loud noises, flashing lights, fog effects, and sudden chair
movements. Stationary seating is available. The film also contains images of
a very graphic nature, including archival footage from the battlefields of
WWII that may be too intense for younger viewers (pre-school age in particular). Parental guidance is
suggested.. THINGS TO DO IN NEW ORLEANS: http://www.neworleanscvb.com/things-to-do/ Reunion Coordinator: Return to the main Reunion page
NOTE: Elements of Beyond All Boundaries may aggravate certain medical conditions. These elements include loud noises, flashing lights, fog effects, and sudden chair movements. Stationary seating is available. The film also contains images of a very graphic nature, including archival footage from the battlefields of WWII that may be too intense for younger viewers (pre-school age in particular). Parental guidance is suggested..
THINGS TO DO IN NEW ORLEANS: http://www.neworleanscvb.com/things-to-do/
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Last updated: 09-Oct-2012