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Reunions Revisited

2017 Buffalo, NY      Milllenium Hotel, Buffalo, New York. Details in March 2017 newsletter.
Tour to Canadian side of Niagra Falls, USS Little Rock for Memorial Service.
Still time to sign up!
2016 Macon, GA.      Mid Georgia Archives, Washington Library, Macon Model.
2015 Rochester, NY       
2014 Savannah, GA     
2013 Myrtle Beach, SC.       
2012 Myrtle Beach, SC.          
2011 Charleston, SC. 

Welcome Aboard Party, Toured on  our own. Most went to Ft. Sumter.
Meeting and Memorial Service

2010 Bermuda Cruise

Departed Bayonne, NJ. Sailed to
May   8th – 13th                         Bermuda. Toured on own. Had Pizza
Explorer  of The Seas              Party & Meeting. Great food and  Entertainment.

2009

Lancaster , PA

Welcome Aboard Party
Toured Train Museum and Train Ride, ate at Amish Farm , Memorial Service
2008

Savannah, Georgia

 

Savannah, Georgia

May 25- 28, 2008

2007 Washington DC.

(BWI Marriott)
Thursday; Registration & Welcome aboard Party
Friday; Toured WW2 Memorial and US Navy  Memorial
Had Memorial service there

Saturday; Meetings and Banquet
2006 Canton, Ohio

USS Macon’s 13th reunion.

By Wednesday all the registration, Ships store and Memorabilia was in place at a very nice Hospitality room. At or about 4 bells the pizza and beer was served. It was made at the hotel and was very good and there was plenty to go around.

Thursday 0900, we all left for the NFL Hall of Fame. What a neat place. The new movie about what it takes to get to the super bowl was fantastic. You felt like you were actually in the game. Then on to The 356 Fighter Group located at the airport for lunch. What a great buffet with chicken, beef, and fish with all the trimmings. Next we went to the London Chocolate Factory. A wonderful and interesting visit for sure. I saw many of our shipmates in the store after the tour.

On Friday we were on our own. There was a lot close by to see.

We went to The Classic Car Museum, The 1st Ladies Museum and ate dinner at Bender’s. Bender’s has been there since 1902, the food and service was great. Some of us went down to the Amish country and others just hung around or went shopping.

Saturday was all the usual meetings and group pictures. Laura Wade was there taking all the pictures for our book. Saturday night was the Banquet with Laurel and Hardy and a great dance band. It was a little big for the room but was good big band music.

Sunday morning a small group hung around for the memorial service. Then it was departure.

We had a smaller group than normal but the reunion went well and I feel all had a good time and a few laughs. Thanks to Daryl and Etta Harris, Harold Foley and Paul Sfreddo for all their hard work.

Now lets plan for next year in Washington DC. It will be a great one.

 Ted Parker

2005 Norfolk, Virginia Had our welcome aboard pizza and beer party Wednesday evening, and were entertained by the hunt family fiddlers, Thursday We toured The USS Wisconsin and had a memorial service on the fantail. In the PM we toured the Navy Base and had lunch at the officers club. Next day Had a tour of the city of Norfolk and General MacArthur’s tomb. The PM was a lunch cruise on The Spirit of Norfolk. Meetings and Banquet were held on Saturday.
2004 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina We arrived and had a welcome aboard party. A tour to a patriotic Show on Thursday. Friday night we attended a Legends in concert tour, Had meetings and a banquet Saturday and a memorial service Sunday morning.
2003 Annapolis, Maryland Toured US Naval Academy on Thursday. Friday went to Ft McHenry and USS. John W. Brown - Liberty Ship in Baltimore, MD. Speaker was Dr. Norman Cary, Former Head curator US Naval Historical Center (He got us the Planking from The Macon) band and entertainment at Banquet was fantastic.
2002 New Orleans, Louisiana All toured on their own, the D-Day museum and river tours were well attended. Good Food was abundant, Gambled at Harrah's. Speaker was Capt Peter Wylie.
2001 Boston, Massachusetts Went Aboard USS Salem CA 139 at Quincy, then on to
Lexington and Concord on tour. Had a Lobster Bake and Speaker was John Keane.
2000 Cleveland, Ohio Toured City and Nautica Queen boat tour of Lake Erie
Planks presented to Plank Owners, Speaker Senator Thad Cochran
1998 Jacksonville, Florida Toured Naval base Mayport, Fl. and St Augustine
Speaker Capt Peter Wylie
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1997 Norfolk, Virginia Guest speaker was Rear Admiral Paul Sullivan. A tour of the U.S.S. Eisenhower was enjoyed by members who attended.
Year 1995 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.S Macon's former crew members celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Macon's commissioning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Admiral Sharp, Admiral Retz and the ship's sponsor, Mrs. Urney Bowden were in attendance as guest speakers.
Year 1994 San Diego, California A tour of the U.S.S. McCain was enjoyed by all members of the organization.
Year 1993 Macon, Georgia Great tour of town and local college where
original 17 foot model of USS Macon was on display.
Great dinner and show in town park Speaker, Tommy Olmstead, Mayor
Year 1992 Peabody, Massachusetts Organized Association. Guests: Capt. Harry Hull, Capt. Joseph Wylie and Tommy Olmstead, Mayor Macon, GA.

 

 

 

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