The Spring 2017 USS Franklin Museum Association Newsletter is available at the link below:
UPDATED MAY 16, 2017
MORE ROOMS HAVE BEEN ADDED. CALL THE HOTEL AT 800-445-8667 TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BEFORE MAY 29th!
Please send in your reunion registration to Kathy Lyons by June 13th.
Click the link below to print out the registration form:
RESERVE THE HOTEL TODAY!
2 Forbes Road
Woburn, MA 01801
Hosted by Kathy Lyons and family, daughter of James W. Lyons, EM1/c E-Div.
The hotel is blocking 40 rooms at $149.00 per night including breakfast on Friday and Saturday.
Please make your reservations as soon as possible so we can ask for more rooms if necessary. The reservation numbers are 781-932-0999 or toll free 800-445-8667.
The hotel is located 10 miles away from downtown Boston. Visit the website at bostonwoburn.hilton.com
The emailed version of the USS Franklin CV-13 Museum Association Newsletter has been sent out to all subscribers. In case you missed it, please click here: http://eepurl.com/cllzUL
We will be sending out the hard copies this week to those that have requested them.
See you in Boston!
The 2016 Gettysburg reunion is in full swing! The local Fox affiliate put together a nice piece at the link below.
I just got word from USS Franklin Reunion 2016 Gettysburg PA host Joyce Conklin that the deadlines for numbers of attendees of the Gettysburg reunion are fast approaching. (May 21 for tours, tour buses and guides; June 4 for dinner banquet and breakfast). In order to get an accurate attendance count, please register asap. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending, but are not able to register in time. If you would like to register, click below for the registration form.
Hello Friends of the USS Franklin!
The USS Franklin Museum Association Spring 2016 Newsletter was emailed and sent out to some people via post office over the course of the last week. If you missed it, you can see it here:
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The ballots from the November 2015 Board of Directors election have been counted.
We congratulate the newly elected member, David Baruch and the three re-elected members: Ray Bailey, Sam Rhodes and Beth Conard Rowland.
2016 Directors include:
Roger Hall II
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I would like to thank the USS Franklin family for coming to and helping out with a successful USS Franklin Reunion in Milwaukee Wi. We got some news coverage below. Links to the Fox 6, WISN12, and TMJ4 articles are posted below as well as a compilation posted to the USS Franklin YouTube Channel.
A special thank you to Ed Vesely and Jerry Scott for sharing the Commemorative Air Force SB2C Helldiver with the USS Franklin Veterans and their families. Visit their website at http://www.sb2chelldiver.com/ to find out more about this remarkable plane.