Hello USS Franklin crew, family & friends! We are pleased to announce the 2019 USS Franklin Reunion will be hosted in Nashville Tennessee! The reunion will be held Thursday July 11th through Sunday July 14th at the Embassy Suites Vanderbilt in Nashville.
We would like to extend an invitation to the veterans of the USS O’Callahan and USS Gary. These two ships continued the legacy of the USS Franklin by virtue of their namesakes. The USS O’Callahan was named after Chaplain Lieutenant Commander Joseph T. O’Callahan, and the USS Gary was named after Commander Donald A. Gary, both Medal of Honor recipients for their rescue of crewmen on the USS Franklin.
There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the USS Franklin rate of $199 per night plus tax. To book your room for the reunion please contact the hotel directly as soon as possible.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville at Vanderbilt
1811 Broadway Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Or visit this site: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BNAESES-USS-20190711/index.jhtml.
Please tell the booking agent that you are with the USS Franklin reunion to get our group rate.
The registration PDF document can be found at the link below:
USS Franklin Reunion 2019 Registration
The hotel reservation deadline and the reunion reservation deadline are both May 31, 2019.
We look forward to seeing you all in July!
Sincerely your hosts the Hamm and Engelhard families.
USS FRANKLIN 2018 REUNION, NEW ORLEANS LA.
May 31st thru June 3rd 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel New Orleans Convention Center.
315 Julia Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 525-1993
The room rate is $140 for a room with a king bed and sleeper sofa and $150 for a room with 2 queens and a sleeper sofa. If there are more than two adults, there is an additional charge of $20 per adult per night. This charge is waived for children under 18. The room rate above includes breakfast and a nightly reception with cocktails and appetizers.
Copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available for this group:
Booking Link: http://group.embassysuites.com/worldwariireunion
Group Name: WORLD WAR II REUNION
Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.
Please share this link with anyone who needs to book WORLD WAR II REUNION rates. Guests may also call 800-EMBASSY (362-2779) and use the group codeWWR.
We will be visiting the WW2 National Museum which is only a few blocks from the hotel. http://www.nationalww2museum.org
Click here to download the 2018 New Orleans Reunion registration form!
UPDATED JUNE 5th, 2017
MORE ROOMS HAVE BEEN ADDED. CALL THE HOTEL AT 800-445-8667 TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BEFORE JUNE 22nd!
Please send in your reunion registration to Kathy Lyons by June 13th.
Click the link below to print out the registration form:
RESERVE THE HOTEL TODAY!
2 Forbes Road
Woburn, MA 01801
Hosted by Kathy Lyons and family, daughter of James W. Lyons, EM1/c E-Div.
The hotel is blocking 40 rooms at $149.00 per night including breakfast on Friday and Saturday.
Please make your reservations as soon as possible so we can ask for more rooms if necessary. The reservation numbers are 781-932-0999 or toll free 800-445-8667.
The hotel is located 10 miles away from downtown Boston. Visit the website at bostonwoburn.hilton.com
The emailed version of the USS Franklin CV-13 Museum Association Newsletter has been sent out to all subscribers. In case you missed it, please click here: http://eepurl.com/cllzUL
We will be sending out the hard copies this week to those that have requested them.
See you in Boston!
The 2016 Gettysburg reunion is in full swing! The local Fox affiliate put together a nice piece at the link below.
USS Franklin Reunion 2016 – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
June 23-24-25-26, 2016
Joyce Conklin – 724-825-3541 email@example.com
Sheila Hartley – 304-662-6865 firstname.lastname@example.org
1863 Inn of Gettysburg, 516 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-6211 – www.1863innofgettysburg.com Rooms will be held up to 45 days prior to the reunion and then they will open up to the public. The rooms WILL fill up and be released, so please make your room reservations asap! Double occupancy rooms $125 on Thursday $145 on Friday and Saturday. PARKING AND BREAKFAST INCLUDED!
Thursday, June 23 – check in and explore downtown Gettysburg
Friday, June 24
3 hour bus battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide
Tour Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Civil War Museum, Film – “A New Birth of Freedom” and the Gettysburg Cyclorama
Box lunch provided
Optional evening “Ghost Tour”
Saturday, June 25
Eisenhower National Historic Site Home and Farm Tour
Gettysburg Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Tour
Gettysburg National Cemetery – self guided tour
Sunday, June 26 – Farewell Breakfast
$155 for Adults/$140 for children under 16 and under
Please download the registration form, print it out and send your registration to Joyce Conklin. Instructions are included on the registration form. The PDF Registration form is available at the link below:
2016 USS Franklin Reunion Registration
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