2013 Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans Reunion
September 2-6, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center
ABOUT THE HOTEL
GETTING TO THE HOTEL
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.
1 (504) 525-0044
September 2-6, 2013
Monday, September 2
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, September 3
Wednesday, September 4
River Cruise aboard the paddleboat Natchez. A two-hour tour with free time to explore the French Quarter
Thursday, September 5
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
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.