At the 2015 Milwaukee reunion general meeting, Joyce Conklin announced that the 2016 USS Franklin Reunion is set for Gettysburg Pennsylvania June 23, 24, and 25th 2016. The hotel is 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, 516 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA 17325. Their phone number is (717) 334-6211. Make your reservations ASAP. Parking and Breakfast is included.
Click the following link to download a PDF File containing all of the Save The Date information:
2016 Franklin Reunion Save The Date
In honor of Richard Bloom and the crew members USS Franklin CV13
By Carol Ann Bloom
And again the seaman’s whistle is blown
Beckoning mates of the USS Franklin home.
On deck they stand, vigilant and proud with smiles on their faces
To welcome their shipmates with salutes and embraces.
Night skies of pink and a calm tranquil sea
Will be their course together for all eternity.
Just in time for the gift buying season, you will notice that a link has been added to the top of the website for the USS Franklin Store. The link is located just below the banner photo at the top of the page. We currently have items with the two designs you see here posted for sale on Cafe Press. 20 percent of the proceeds will go to offsetting the costs of the upcoming Milwaukee Wi and future reunions. Put a USS Franklin Tee or Mug under your tree this year!
It is my hope that this website will become a place for sharing USS Franklin CV-13 reunion information and serve as a meeting place to share information about Big Ben and her crew members.