Reunions

2013 Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans Reunion

September 2-6, 2013

Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center - New Orleans


Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center

 

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention CenterABOUT THE HOTEL
Amenities include complimentary WiFi in all guest areas and an up to date fitness center, rooftop pool with hot tub and patio. Guest rooms and suites offer a king bed or two queen beds, a micro­wave and refrigerator. The Garden Grille & Bar and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® offer tasty meals and snacks for you to en­joy onsite Walk or ride the streetcar to the Riverwalk, Har­rah’s Casino and the gateway to the French Quar­ter and Bourbon Street. Superb New Orleans res­taurants specializing in southern coastal and Creole cuisine are nestled in every block along with unique galleries and shops.

GETTING TO THE HOTEL
Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in New Orleans for $20.00 (per person, one way) or $38.00 (per per­son, round trip). Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. www.airportshuttleneworleans.com

Taxicabs: A cab ride costs $33.00 from the air­port to the Central Business District for 1 or 2 per­sons and $14.00 per person for 3 or more passen­gers. Pickup is on lower level outside baggage claim area.

Automobile Rental: There are 9 automobile rental agencies located on the lower level of the airport.

Travel Directions: I-10 East (towards downtown). Take Business 90 Exit #234. Then take Tchoupi­toulas Street exit. Continue straight at bottom of exit ramp. Turn left at 3rd traffic light onto South Peters

The GCV room rate is $109.00 plus tax single/double occupancy. This includes a hot Buffet breakfast with eggs cooked to your choice. Parking rates will be $15.00 per day for our members. The hotel does not furnish transportation to/ from the Airport.

Reservations: 1 (504) 525-0044
You must tell them you are attending the GCV reunion to get the GCV rate

 


"It's isn't the cost of belonging; it's the price you paid to be eligible."




September 2-6, 2013


Monday, September 2

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration at Hotel free time to spent in the hospitality room or to explore New Orleans

6:00PM
Board Meeting for Officers & Directors

Tuesday, September 3

10:00 AM
City Bus Tour, approximately a three hour tour

Rest of the day free time to explore

Wednesday, September 4

10:00 AM

River Cruise aboard the paddleboat Natchez. A two-hour tour with free time to explore the French Quarter

Thursday, September 5

9:00 AM

Memorial Service at World War II Museum

After service free time to tour the museum

Friday, September 6

10:00 AM General Membership Meeting

Free time to enjoy New Orleans

6:00 PM – No-Host Social Hour

7:00 PM – Banquet

Saturday, September 7

Check out

Farewell till next year, God Bless Everyone

Remember cutoff date for hotel room reservations at the GCV rate of $109/night is 08/03/2013, prevailing room rate and availability apply after the cutoff. The GCV room rate includes a hot buffet breakfast with eggs made to order. GCV hotel parking rate is $15.00/day, down from $29.95. If you have any problems in reserving a room, please contact Dawn or Jerry Mohn (610-621-4401) immediately.

City Bus Tour Approximately three hour tour of New Orleans. Travel through three centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!” Absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums. Visit one of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system. Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates.

Paddle Boat Natchez Cruise Steam boat Natchez boards at the French Quarter Dock. A two hour cruise to the delightful tunes of the Steam Calliope. Experience the sights and sounds of river life that enchanted characters of history and literature -like Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer -and see the bustling activity of America's second largest port!

National World War II Museum The only National World War II Museum is conveniently located in the Warehouse/arts district of New Orleans. The museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute, and has been designated by Congress as "America's National World War II Museum. Four interactive galleries which profile America's role in World War II through exhibits featuring electronic maps, mini-theaters, photomurals, text panels and original artifacts that allow visitors to see a piece of D-Day firsthand.

 

 

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May 12, 2013, 9:48 PM
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