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Urgent Notice Regarding the 2017 Reunion

Due to the large turnout, the Hilton has already sold out of rooms for the reunion dates. Donna Lee, Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFR) is currently taking names for a rooming list at the Best Western Plus, a new hotel, about 1.5 miles from the Hilton. It's a cheaper rate at $109+tax/night and includes complimentary breakfast, airport shuttle, and parking. Both hotels will help shuttle folks back and forth as much as possible. The tour busses will pick up from both hotels. Folks confirmed at the overflow hotel should NOT sign up for a meal package since there is free breakfast at the Best Western. People can purchase the separately priced dinners.

Our first priority is to get as many WWII Veterans moved back over to the Hilton when cancellations occur. If there are still rooms that become available as the reunion approaches, we'll simply go in date order for the non-veterans.

AFR will contact people approximately 4-6 weeks before the reunion to reconfirm the reservation and obtain the credit card info at that time to guarantee the room. For now, Donna will need the following, preferably emailed to for a paper trail:

Name for the room reservation
Specific bed type preferred (not guaranteed)
Arrival/Departure Dates
WWII Group
Is the attendee a WWII Veteran?

If you are holding a room at the Hilton that's no longer needed, please do NOT cancel it directly with the Hilton. We urge you to email Donna at AFR ( the name, confirmation number, and dates for her to cancel it. This way, we can ensure that the room stays in our block and used by someone wanting to be at the Hilton. Donna will request a name change and obtain new credit card info for the guarantee. She's already helped several veterans obtain rooms at the Hilton through this process. If necessary, Donna can be reached by phone at 706-356-1905. Thanks for your cooperation, and thanks for helping another veteran!