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This website, and the Scions organization, is dedicated to all the veterans who served with the 17th Airborne Division at any time during its period of activation. The site is administered by the "Scions of the 17th Airborne Division, Inc.", an organization chartered by 17th veterans to honor the service of all its veterans and to insure that the story of the 17th Airborne is told. The website will be updated to add information and documents related to the 17th Airborne.

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OUR ANNUAL GATHERING APPROACHES!

 

Reading, Pennsylvania

June 4-6, 2020

We hope many will sign up to arrive pre-reunion, or stay after to enjoy additional vacation, or to just relax gathering with Scion friends for a fun filled reunion!
                                             
STAND UP. HOOK UP

 

CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT,
                              

SOUND OFF, STAND IN THE DOOR, JUMP OR GLIDE IN...

 

BUT GO, GO, GO TO READING PENNSYLVANIA IN JUNE 2020
                          

CALLING ALL FAMILY, FRIENDS, WIDOWS, CHILDREN,
                              

AND GRANDCHILDREN... COME AND HONOR
                                      

YOUR HEROES AND BUDDIES!

 

Who: All 17th Veterans, Scions, Family and Friends
What: Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Bulge and Varsity with Veterans and family.  The three day event will correspond with the WWII Weekend at the Reading Regional Airport!  It is an event like no other. See the living history with Veteran interviews, encampments of allies, enemies, aerial displays, live paratrooper jumps, see FDR, Churchill, WWII flea market items and and evening USO dinner and dance plus much more!! Check it out here!  We would look to go as a group on the 5th, but the event runs the 5th,6th,7th, and you can go at your leisure.

The weekend will also include our annual memorial service as well as our annual meeting with election of officers. 

When: June 4,5,6 2020

Why: To honor our 17th Airborne veterans and to keep their memories alive!

WE ARE ALSO SEEKING VETERANS OF THE 17TH TO SIT AT A SPECIAL TABLE IN THE AIRPORT HANGAR AT LEAST ONE DAY IF NOT MORE TO SHARE THEIR STORY AND SHOW THEIR MEMORABILIA! IT WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE 17th AIRBORNE! lots of 101st and 82nd there.  LET'S DO THIS FOR THE 75th anniversary of Operation Varsity!

Where:  Hampton Inn/Reading (Wyomissing, Pa)  A block of rooms is available NOW.  Book yours ASAP!
1800 Papermill Rd. Wyomissing, PA 19610 
(610) 374-8100
Contact Patty Bowers with questions at Scion17th@gmail.com 
Please make your reservation before March 15th.  The hotel WILL sell out!

Official website of the veterans and descendants of the 17th Airborne Division.  World War II US Army paratroopers