Hello Franklin Family,
We are pleased to be able to finally reschedule our Pensacola reunion. Based on the responses from our survey most people were in favor of changing to Tuesday-Friday to hopefully see the Blue Angels. They are scheduled to practice on June 9th.
Finding a hotel in Pensacola to meet our needs at a reasonable price has been a huge challenge. After much consideration we have switched to the newly renovated Holiday Inn located at 7813 N. Davis Highway. It is 2 miles from the airport and has complimentary parking but no shuttle. Our room rate is $129 which does include breakfast. This rate will be honored for 2 days before the reunion. The rate for Friday or Saturday (before or after the reunion) is $159. To book your room please call the hotel at 850-472-1400. Or you can click this link:
*The link will only book rooms for 6/6-6/11 at the $129 rate. If you want to add any weekend nights please call LeAnn Collins at 850-382-8659. Our block of 30 rooms will be held until May 8th and then the rooms will be released. Please do not delay booking your room as it can always be cancelled.
The reunion will begin Tuesday June 8th with Registration at 4pm. There will be a 5pm Board meeting.
On June 9th we will board out trolleys (Big Thanks again to Tom at Beach Bum Trolley!!) and depart for the National Aviation Museum.
***EVERYONE 16 AND OLDER WILL NEED A VALID PICTURE ID TO ENTER THE MUSEUM!!!
At the museum we will have our Memorial Ceremony, watch an IMAX movie, see the Blue Angels practice, eat lunch at the Cubi Bar Cafe and tour the museum.
That evening, join us in the hospitality room for some entertainment and refreshments.
On June 10th we will have the general meeting in the morning and the dinner dance in the evening.
June 11th we will have the 8 o’clock Report in the morning before saying our farewells.
The dinner entree selections for Saturday are as follows:
Beef London Broil: marinated char grilled flank steak, thinly sliced topped with a mushroom and cabernet wine sauce.
Chicken Chicken Riesling: sauteed chicken breast with fresh mushrooms and a reisling wine sauce.
Fish Shrimp Scampi: Jumbo shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic with mushrooms, tomato, parsley, scallions, lemon and white wine sauce. Served over pasta with parmesan cheese.
Vegetarian: Same as the fish entree but without the shrimp.
We decided to try something different with the registrations this year. Instead of everyone mailing them in I created a Google Form. So our preference is to have you fill out the form online and submit it back to us. It is very easy! We would also prefer if you could send the registration fee through Zelle, PayPal or Venmo.
The reunion fee is $155. Children 12 and under $120.
Please fill out the online registration at the link below or print it out and send it in:
For those of you that normally receive a paper Newsletter, we will send you a paper Registration.
If you are unable to do the form or payment that way please print out the form and mail it to:
℅ Pensacola Reunion
2210 Gray Hawk Dr.
Plainfield, IL 60586-6565
*** If mailing a check please still make it out to:
USS Franklin Reunion 2020
That is the name on the bank account. So, please use 2020!
Once I receive your registration and payment I will send you a confirmation email that it is complete!
Registration deadline is May 8th!
If you have any questions please text, call or email April at
815-685-9298 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you in June!