Society 2021 Reunion Update
6 months ago
The time has come to register for the upcoming 2021 Reunion. This year the reunion committee has decided to handle the registration process electronically. In order to register, please visit https://shgtusreunion2021.rsvpify.com/ and follow the prompts. Please ensure that all information is complete and accurate as to avoid any issues with your registration.
If you pre-registered for the Gala, you should have received an email from me (SHGTUSEvents@gmail.com) with a code which will discount your total registration amount by the amount you paid to pre-register. If you did pre-register, but have not yet received an email please contact me directly.
A few people have reached out to ask about a babysitting service being offered during the Gala for those traveling with younger family members. For legal reason, the Society will not be providing a babysitting service to the members. However, if you reach out to me directly via email, I can provide you with a list of local reputable services who provide on-demand babysitting. You would be required to hire the babysitter/nanny directly and your agreement would be with the agency providing the babysitter.
Centennial and Reunion Hotel Reservation Link
We are now less than a year away from the Centennial Commemoration and 2021 Reunion. Due to our old hotel being demolished in mid-December, we have had to move to a new hotel, which means prices will unfortunately have to increase. We found a hotel that is close to the metro (Crystal City Station), within walking distance of many local shops, and close to Arlington National Cemetery so those coming in do not have to rent a car if they choose not to. For more information on the Metro visit: wmata.com
If you are flying into Dulles Airport you can access the Metro via their Silver Line Express Bus. For more information visit flydulles.com
The Society has blocked rooms from November 6-16, 2021 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA (1700 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202). All those wanting to make room reservations should follow this link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50156494. The cost is $159 per room, per night over the dates of November 6-16, 2021 only. Anyone who is making a reservation before or after those dates will be subject to the hotel's prevailing room rate. Please note that in addition to a reduced room rate, the hotel is offering guests a $10 discount on the prevailing parking fee at the hotel.
If you book through a third party source, like Expedia, you will not get the parking discount. Please direct all room reservation questions to me, via email, at email@example.com and I will assist you with the hotel.
Jackie Snow, SHGTUS Event Planner
*We have no way of knowing if COVID-19 social gathering restrictions will still be in place next November, so we urge everyone to purchase travel insurance to protect themselves against travel cancelation, deposit losses, etc. The Society is not responsible for reimbursement of event related financial losses of attendees*
The latest update from the Centennial Committee, including information on the released Centennial Tidbits #39-41, can be found...
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Did you know?
What happened to the soldier that was in the Tomb from the Vietnam War?
The remains of the Vietnam Unknown Soldier were exhumed May 14, 1998. Based on mitochondrial DNA testing, DoD scientists identified the remains as those of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie, who was shot down near An Loc, Vietnam, in 1972. It has been decided that the crypt that contained the remains of the Vietnam Unknown will remain vacant. (Further Background) (News Article from the Department of Defense)