2014 Reunion Hotel information

Mr. Ron Williams, sponsor of the 2014 USS Franklin Reunion forwarded the following link for those of you that want to get a head start on booking your hotel rooms in Norfolk!


Ron also reports that the Glen Boswick Sound of Swing Orchestra will be performing for the Saturday dinner dance.


Stay Tuned for more information!

2014 Reunion Update- July 17 thru 20 2014


I received some exciting news from Ron Williams this weekend.  The 2014 USS Franklin Reunion venue has been selected!  The 2014 reunion will be at:

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside 777 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510



The dates will be July 17-20.  The room rate is $99/night single and double occupancy plus tax. The February mailing of the news letter will have more details.

In the mean time you can contact the even host, Ron Williams, at ron.williams@ussfranklin.org for more information. Ron and family are hosting the reunion in honor of their father, Franklin crew member Jim Lyons.


USS Franklin Reunion in the News! 5/17/2013

The USS Franklin reunion in Charleston South Carolina has made the local and national news.  NBC’s Brian Williams reports in the story below.


MSNBC story is here:


The local Charleston NBC news is here:


Local ABC Coverage:





UPDATE! 2013 USS Franklin Reunion in Charleston South Carolina, May 16-19.

Jeannette Haugk confirms that the reunion activities will begin Friday, May 17 at 10am through May 19 at the Radisson Hotel Charleston Airport at 5991 Rivers Avenue Charleston, South Carolina 29406 1-843-744-2501

Click the blue link to below for complete information and the official sign up sheet:

2013 Franklin Reunion sign up sheet PDF

Adobe reader may be required to print out or view this document.  It is located here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ 


2013 USS Franklin Reunion in Charleston South Carolina, May 16-19.

The USS Franklin Museum Association will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in Charleston South Carolina aboard the USS Yorktown.  The reunion is scheduled for May 16-19, 2013.


Ask for the USS Franklin special rate $110.45 Taxes included, includes breakfast.  More information will follow.

2012 USS Franklin Reunion

The 2012 USS Franklin Reunion will be held in Bloomington Minnesota from  Thurs July 19th – Sun July 22nd at the Double Tree Inn Hilton.

Friday is a river cruise w/ lunch. Sat. evening is dinner/dance. Sun. morning is Farewell breakfast. You can always just come and visit folks that are in the Hospitality room (when there is nothing else planned) . Or if you would want to attend all events and get the ‘whole deal’, please contact Reunion Host Steve Rausch – 641-435-4997. To be registered for the reunion it costs $160. for registration through Steve.

The special hotel rate expired July 1st.