Scions Reunion 2021

Stand up and Hook up for the WWII Weekend Reunion of the 17th Airborne and Scions!


When: June 3-6, 2021
Where: Reading PA at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum (30th Anniversary)


Lodging: Hampton Inn Reading Wyomissing

1800 Papermill Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 374-8100


The rate is $149 per night. Guests can begin making reservations by calling and referencing “Scions of the 17th Airborne” or by going on their website and under Special Rates and Codes > Group Code > Input "SCI". Please be sure to reserve by 5/4 as these rooms will sell out.


Depending on COVID restrictions, the breakfast is still included but at this time it is a “to go option.” It is included in the price but it may go back to the full buffet by June.


Lunch and Dinner will be on your own at the event, or you can “hook up” with friends at restaurants nearby.


This is the 76th Anniversary of Operation Varsity! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have our annual reunion + experience the 30th Anniversary of the WWII Weekend.


Buy your tickets to the WWII Weekend in advance, either per day or for three days. Food available at the venue, along all day activities. Just a short drive from the hotel. Come and go as you please. We hope to have our annual meeting, memorial service, and share good times!

Please call Patty Bowers at 717-343-3519, or email her with questions and with information on the names of your attendees to our reunion, along with your dates of arrival and departure.

This is all dependent on the state of COVID at this time. The event is currently a go, but with all events may be subject to change. As long as you cancel your room according to the hotel protocol you will not be charged.

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