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April 2007

Reunion 2007 - Philadelphia - Registration Packets Ready!

Our  2007 Reunion is now 100% planned and ready to go. The great folks and Military Locator and Reunion Service, Inc. have done a great job and put together what is likely one of the best reunion packages we've thus far.

All of the details are in the Registration Packets. You can download your packet on this site Please complete and return the registration form on or before May 21, 2007. All details are in the packet!!!

How do you sign up?

Simply download, print and fill out the Reunion Packet. All details are in the packet! Use the following links!

Thursday June 21, 2007
Registration Begins at noon and the Hospitality Room is open for all to enjoy. That evening we'll have a welcome reception with light hors d’oeuvres along with your favorite adult beverage from the cash bar.

Friday June 22, 2007
Breakfast will be a private buffet. followed by the Philadelphia tour. The  Philadelphia tour  includes Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; Congress Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ House and much more. Then it’s on to the Battleship USS New Jersey located on the Camden waterfront. After that a tour of the areas other interesting stops before returning to the hotel.

That evening we'll get together for social fun and “A Taste of Southern Philly” featuring the famous Cheese Steak, Italian Hoagies, Tastykakes, soft pretzels, coffee & decaf, tea, and an assortment of soft drinks. Following dinner we’ll have a little self-generated entertainment by playing one version of the “Philly Swap”.
 
Saturday June 23, 2007
Breakfast will be a private buffet. The tour for the day will be Valley Forge National Park. Once back at the hotel we'll have our Business Meeting where we'll decide when and where to have our next reunion!  That evening will be the  Cocktail hour and photo session followed by the  USS England Banquet where if enough folks attend we'll have music.

Sunday June 24, 2007
Breakfast will be a private buffet. Following breakfast, there will be a short closing ceremony and memorial service paying tribute to deceased shipmates. Good-byes and homeward bound.

Reunion Questions Answered

How do I get from the Philadelphia Airport to the Ramada?
Just use the courtesy phone near the baggage claim area and call the hotel or call them direct at 610-521-9600.

Do I have to attend all the events?
No, you can customize the reunions to your needs using the packet or call MLRS, Inc. at (828) 256-6008.

How do I pay?
All the information is in the packet or call MLRS, Inc. at (828) 256-6008.

How do you sign up for the Reunion?

Simply download, print and fill out the Reunion Packet. All details are in the packet! Use the following links!

MLRS, Inc. Offers Veteran's Day Cruise!

Leaving out of Jacksonville, Florida on November 8, 2007 the cruise heads to the Bahamas! This looks like a great deal and a lot of fun for veterans on a five day, four night cruise. If you are thinking a trip to the Bahamas would be fun, check out http://www.mlrsinc.com/vetcruise/index.htm and see if this trip is for you!

USS England Forum Makes It To 100!

Our new "Deck Log" on line form made it to 100 members when John  Yancy signed up this week. We've over 100 shipmates found so there are still a lot of you that need to get signed up! This is a great place to talk about all things ENGLAND and also to hare jokes, memories and fun. Please sign in and use this important tool.

http://forum.ussengland.org/

S Slater DE766 Battle Lanterns
As you know two World War II Era Battle Lanterns were sent off to USS Slater on behalf of the entire USS England family. The good news is that the UPS man delivered them in fine shape and we were thanked via e-mail from Tim Rizzuto. He also mentioned seeing DE-635's score board ant Annapolis and how we still do not have an ENGLAND in the Navy.

More about USS Slater can be found here http://www.ussslater.org/. If you can help with a donation, information, a little time chipping paint or anything, please step up.