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Scions Reunion 2023



This is slated to be our best reunion yet! Come experience a fully-immersive three days of military history in historic Gettysburg. From the Civil War to World War II, there will be many interactive activities for you to explore.

While we are still in the planning stages for all the activities, the itinerary will definitely include our annual candlelight memorial service, our annual meeting, and an informative powerpoint presentation on the 17th Airborne Division by Scion David Shortt.

We will be staying at the historic Gettysburg Hotel (established in 1797!), which is located in the heart of historic Gettysburg and is within walking distance of the battlefield, historic area attractions, along with many local shops and restaurants.

The address for the hotel:

Gettysburg Hotel

One Lincoln Square

Gettysburg, PA 17325


The room rate is $149 per night with a small fee to park in the municipal garage. Check-in is at 4pm, check-out at 11am


Get your room early. The cut-off date is February 21, 2023

Attendees can call the hotel directly at 717-337-2000 and ask to make reservations in the room block for the Scions of the 17th Airborne Division, or by following these steps to book online:


Click on Reservations tab at top of screen

Choose Date of Stay Tab

Click on Add Code at bottom of screen and choose Group Attendee

Group Code: SCIO032323

Click Add and follow prompts to complete reservation


More information to come! Bring the entire family. This is a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience for children.


History meets living legends!


Any questions, contact Patty Bowers at or Ed Siergiej at

Airborne, all the way!

As part of our mission to honor the service of all veterans of the 17th and to educate others about the history and sacrifices made by the troopers who served in this division during WW II, we hold regional gatherings where troopers and their families can gather and share their recollections.


At present we hold a reunion to commemorate Operation Varsity, which has historically been held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (although we are investigating options to try a different location).


In addition to the reunions, we gather annually at Arlington National Cemetery to place a wreath on the memorial to the 17th Airborne, and at the World War II memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC.  This occurs on the weekend nearest to Veteran's Day each year. 


If you are interested in attending a reunion or the annual Arlington National Cemetery wreath laying, keep an eye on our "Thunder from Heaven" newsletter or send us an email!


On occasion, there are also trips to various locations in the United States and in Europe.

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