Annual Reunion

Reunion 2007




1st Infantry Division - Big Red One Society Reunion (2003)

LOOK OUT ST. LOUIS, MO - HERE COMES THE CAVALRY!!



What I am providing below is mostly for your information. To Registar on-line you will need to visit the Big Red One Society Webpage at: http://www.1stid.org/events/2007registration.pdf
If you do not want to use your credit card on-line, you may down load the registration form by right clicking on the form and saving it to your computer or highlighting it and printing it. Then fill it out and send it in with your check or money order. If you intend going on any of the Tours or Events, you will need to fill out Side B (form) and mail it in with your registration. Bill



TENTATIVE BRO REUNION AGENDA

August 8 — August 12

Wednesday, August 12
9:00 am       8:00 pm	    	Registration

9:00 am	      5:00 pm		Supply Sarge and Cantigny 1st DIvision Museum
				areas are open

1:00 pm	      5:00 pm 		Tour: Highlights of St. Louis, Soldiers Memorial
				and Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

1:00 pm	      5:00 pm		Tour: Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Paddlewheet
				Cruise of St. Louis

1:30 pm				Unit Representatives Meeting

7:10 pm				St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego baseball game 
				(** limited number of tickets available)

Thursday, August 9

7:00 am -6:00 pm	Registration

7:30 am to 8:30 pm	Golf tournament (meet in lobby) Gateway National Golf Links

9:00 am - 5:00 pm	Supply Sarge and Cantigny 1st Division Museum areas are open

8:30 am - 12:45 pm Tour: Grant’s Farm

9:00 am - 12:00 pm	Tour: Anheuser-Busch Brewery and historic South Side

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tour: Historic St. Charles with casino option

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tour: Cahokia Mounds and Riverboat Cruise

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Welcome Party (everyone is welcome)


Friday, August 10

7:00 am -6:00 pm	Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am 	Conflict breakfasts

9:00 am			Unit Meetings in Unit CPs

9:00 am - 5:09 pm	Supply Sarge and Cantigny 1st Division 
			Museum areas are open

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 	National Personnel Records Center briefing

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Tour: Discover St. Louis

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tour: Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Paddlewheel 
			Cruise of Historic St. Louis

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm	Tour: Highlights of St. Louis, Soldiers 
			Memorial and Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

4:00 pm			Society Board of Directors Meeting


Saturday, August 11

8:00 am - 6:00 pm 	Registration

8:00 am			Memorial Service

9:00 am			General Membership Meeting

9:00 am - 3:00 pm	Supply Sarge and Cantigny 1st Division Museum 
			areas are open

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tour: Forest Park Shuttle

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm Tour: Grants Farm

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm Tour: Historic St. Charles and Casino option

6:00 pm			Cocktails I Reception

7:00 pm			89th Annual Reunion Banquet


Sunday, July 16

Farewell ‘til next year!
See you in 2008!

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ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS

DETAILS TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR REUNION

Our Hotel

The Millennium Hotel is a scenic setting for our 89th annual reunion. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Mississippi River adjacent to the city's most spectacular attraction, the Gateway Arch. It is located in the center of downtown St Louis close to the city's restaurants, entertainment and sporting events. Check-in will be at 3:00 pm and check-out 12:00 pm. As usual you can stay 3 days before and after the reunion at the same rate.

Transportation from STL Airport

The hotel is located three blocks from the Busch Stadium Metrolink Station and fifteen minutes from Lambert-St Louis International Airport. Discount coupons for Trans Express, one of the airport shuttles, will be included with your registration acknowledgment.

Driving

Parking is available at a garage directly connected to the hotel by an enclosed walkway. Registered overnight attendees will be charged $10.00 per day on the black level only.

Hotel Reunion Meal Specials

The hotel will be offering specials for breakfast and lunch. There will be a cash “grab and go” breakfast in the South Tower as well as breakfast buffet for $10 and a lunch buffet for $11 in the Fourth Street Grill. The breakfast buffet will consists of eggs, potatoes, meat, fruit, cereal, oatmeal, assorted breads, coffee, tea, soda or juice. The lunch buffet will offer a meat, starch, vegetable and salad bar. The menu will vary daily.

Schedule

If your wallet or schedule makes it impossible for you to arrive at the reunion on Wednesday, don't worry. The core of reunion events takes place on Friday and Saturday. We can accommodate you either way. If you can't make the entire event please feel free to join us when ever you can. You won't be sorry!

Unit Command Posts

As is our custom the 2nd, 16th, 18th, 26th and 28th Infantries, Artillery, Quarterhorse/Recon, Headquarters and Support Units, Engineers and Aviation Units will operate Command Posts (Hospitality Rooms) for their units. Veterans from units not listed are welcome in any CP. The size of each CP room will be based on the number of members from that unit attending.

Spread The Word!!!

You can help spread the word about our reunion by sending our News Release to the editor or pressroom of your local media. Please make copies and mail or fax it to all of the newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations that you can. TIP: If you hand-deliver it, they may ask to interview you.

Handicapped Rooms

Please do not request a handicapped room unless you absolutely need to. If you have problems with walking or anything else please indicate them on your reservation form and we will do everything in our power to assist you. Please be considerate of your fellow 1st Division veterans.

Weather and Local Information Online

Summer weather in St Louis is dominated by the air originating from the Gulf of Mexico and can be warm. Please wear comfortable clothes for all tours as well as good walking shoes. Casual clothing is appropriate for most restaurants.

Cut-off Date

The cut-off date for hotel room reservations is July 6, 2007. Please try to get your registration form to us well before that date. After July 9th, hotel rooms will only be available on a space- and rate-available basis.

Hotel Cancellations / Refunds

If you make reservations and then have to cancel them, as long as it is 24 hours before your arrival, we will refund your full amount minus the registration fee. Cancellations made less than 24 hours from arrival date will be charged for one night's hotel stay including the tax and the registration fee. Please check with us if you have any questions. Any cancellations to be made before 4 pm EST on August 3rd will be handled through the Society office; after that time all cancellations must be made directly through the hotel as the Society staff will be in transit. Please call the hotel at 1-866-866-8086 and also leave your message for Jen Sanford as well.

Cancellations / Refunds for Tours

If you cancel by July 12, 2007 you will receive a full refund.

If you cancel from July 13-31st you will receive a 50% refund, and after July 31st there isn't any refund at all.

Confirmation

As usual, we will send you a written confirmation of all registration information.

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All reservations for 2007 Reunion activities must be made through the Society. Registration forms will be published in the Spring edition of the Bridgehead Sentinel, and will also be available online soon.

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