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“17th Airborne Division in the ETO - 75th Anniversary”

Scions Europe Trip 2020

March 16-28, 2020

Greetings fellow Scions and veterans.   We are less than 5 months away from our 2020 return trip to the ETO.  This 75th Anniversary remembrance trip is lining up to be something quite special, with a great mix of repeat and new travelers and several generations of Scions.  We have over 50 committed travelers, and 3 veteran troopers of the 17th Airborne making the trip as well. 

We’ve been soliciting traveler interest since June, and it’s now time to move forward with the commitments.  Accordingly, this is notice that as of November 1st, reservations will be accepted only on a ‘wait list’ basis, meaning if someone has to cancel, that opening can be filled from the wait list. 

We are excited about the trip, and the strong support from travelers.  However, whether you’re able to go or not, you can absolutely make a real difference for a veteran who is, and I’m making this special appeal for your needed support.  Please make a donation to the Scions “Dead Man’s Ridge Walk” Fund, or to the GoFundMe campaign set up to help with veterans’ travel expenses. We’re very fortunate to have several veterans making the trip.  Our donations will serve to assure comfortable travel for our troopers on their long journey on their return to the ETO and back home again.  They’ve earned it, they deserve it, and it’s up to us to make it happen. 

Tell your friends and family, neighbors, co-workers, doctors, lawyers...everyone!  

Many thanks for your continued support to keep the legacy of the 17th Airborne Division alive, and growing.

Jeff Schumacher - Vice President Scions of the 17th Airborne Division, Inc.

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