Patrol Squadron 28 2020 Reunion - Washington, DC

!!! HAS BEEN POSTPONED !!!


Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday Morning, August 30 2020


Our 2020 reunion is scheduled for Washington, DC. This city is sometimes referred to as "the headquarters" of America.  It is rich in military, political and judicial history, and is the epicenter of decisions that have shaped our Republic over the last 244 years. We celebrate DC by choosing it for this year's Hawaiian Warrior gathering.

Two factors were paramount in this year's planning for the reunion: Cost and Mobility. DC has the highest cost of living in the U.S., so we worked hard to find reasonably priced lodging with convenient access to Washington National Airport and the Metro Transportation System.

Join us for a wonderful DC experience and enjoy its historical monuments, museums and sites of interest. The Old Town Trolley tour bus and the DC Metro System will provide us convenient access to the many attractions that DC has to offer.


Reunion Coordinator George Warner - (517-526-1392)  georgewarner934@gmail.com.  Thanks to George for volunteering to coordinate the reunion.


Please block August 26-30 Reunion dates on your calendar and plan to attend this year's festivities.  (NOTE: The reunion will run from Wednesday, Aug. 26 to Sunday morning, Aug. 30.  Reunion check-in will begin on Wed. and our last activity will be our Saturday Evening Banquet.) 

Read an important announcement about this year's attendance  Click Here.

 HOTEL INFORMATION 

Holiday Inn National Airport - Crystal City is our reunion hotel location.  A block of 25 rooms is  reserved for VP-28 Shipmates and their guests. Book your hotel room early (888-294-5059) and request the Group Rate for the VP-28 2020 ReunionReservation deadline for the reduced rate is Friday, July 31st.  Remember, hotel accommodations are separate from the Reunion Registration and you must book your room directly with the Holiday Inn. 888-294-5059

Holiday Inn National Airport - Crystal City

Double Beds
Daily Room Rate: $109.00 two persons (plus 13.25% state & local tax)
(NOTE: Several rooms are available at the VP-28 Group Rate for two days before and one day after the Reunion dates should you choose to spend additional time in DC)
Free Breakfast 2 Adults per room
Parking $12 per night (Other hotels nearby charge $40/night.)
Free Hotel
Airport Shuttle
Shuttle from/to Washington National Airport. You can also use the shuttle to access the National Airport Metro Station.
Hotel Check-in/Check-out Check-in Time 4:00PM / Check-out Time 12:00PM

Holiday Inn National Airport
26520 Richmond Highway - Arlington, VA 22202
Hotel Phone: 703-684-7200     Fax 703-684-3217
Learn More:
Website: 
https://www.hinationalairport.com

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 888-294-5059
Request Group Rate for VP-28 2020 Reunion
Group Rate Hotel Reservation cutoff date: Friday, July 31, 2020

Hotel Cancellation Policy:
You must cancel your room reservation prior to 6:00PM on your arrival date or you will be charged for one night's room and tax.

Handicap accessible rooms are available upon request.
Early check-in / late check-out fee may apply.
Holiday Inn will accept cash, check or credit cards for payment.


 REUNION AGENDA 
 

Wednesday, August 26 - Arrival/Check-in Day

Arrive on Wednesday for Squadron check-in.  No formal activities are planned for Wednesday.  Relax in the VP-28 Hospitality Suite and learn about your options for activities and places to visit during your stay in DC. The Holiday Inn has a Fresh Kitchen restaurant, plus several restaurants are located nearby.

Thursday, August 27 - Out-and-About Day

Thursday morning the Old Town Trolley tour bus will pick us up at our Hotel. Sit back and relax as the OTT takes us on a narrated tour of the DC area.  You can hop on/hop off at any of the seventeen trolley stops for access to many attractions - including a separate tour of the hallowed Arlington Cemetery. The OTT will return us to our Hotel in the late afternoon.  To learn more about the OTT stops and the Arlington Cemetery Tour.
CLICK HERE

Friday, August 28 - Out-and-About Day TWO

Friday the OTT will again pick us up at the Hotel if you wish to head into the city. If you wish to venture out on your own and not use the Trolley, you can access METRO Station at National Airport via the Hotel Shuttle, or walk to the Crystal City METRO Station.

Saturday, August 29 - Optional Tour

Saturday morning we will offer an optional free tour of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA near the Washington Dulles International Airport. Our docent will be none other than Commander Vince Mazzola (VP-28 64-66), and he will give us a personal tour of this facility. Udvar-Hazy is a companion facility to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The center houses hundreds of historically significant aircraft and spacecraft, along with thousands of small artifacts, which are on display in an open, hangar-like setting. 

Stand near famous displays including the Supersonic Concorde, the B-29 Enola Gay which dropped the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima, the Global Flyer - the first airplane to fly solo (non-stop) around the globe without refueling, and the Space Shuttle Discovery to name a few. Or, you may take in a movie at the impressive five-story tall I-MAX theater. Learn More

Squadron Meeting:
3:30PM in the Hospitality Room

Squadron Banquet:
5:30 Meet for Cocktails
6:00 Buffet Dinner Begins in the Hospitality/Banquet Room

Sunday, August 30 - Departure Day

Check-out before 12 Noon.

"Fair winds and following seas until we meet again."

 

 

 

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