Scions Reunion 2022
Calling all 17th Airborne Troopers, Trooperettes, Scions and Friends. We want you to attend our annual reunion April 8-11, 2022 in Lancaster, PA.
Please call the Steamboat Inn to make your reservations (717-299-9999) before March 8, 2022. But don't wait that long -- the hotel is a popular destination and fills quickly. A major credit card will hold your room - you will not be charged until check-out. Make sure that you mention that you are a member of the 17th Airborne group.
The nightly rates are as follows: Single - $193.35, Double - $236.75, Triple - $280.15, and Quad - $323.15, all plus 11% tax. Rates include family-style breakfast (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) and dinner (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). We look forward to seeing you!
As we get closer to the reunion date, details will follow in the newsletter about the reunion schedule. However, note that check-in will begin on Friday, April 8th, at 3:00 PM, with check-out the following Monday, April 11, at 11:00 AM. At this point in the planning process, do know that the schedule will include our Candlelight Memorial Service, a brief on our recently completed trip to the ETO with veterans Herrera and Weaver, attending veterans open mic session, our annual general membership meeting, a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the 17th Airborne, and jump qualification for our new members. For those who have not attended in the past, our Candlelight Memorial Service will honor those troopers who died during WWII by unit, as well as those troopers who we have lost during the past year.
While Lancaster has many attractions and beautiful countryside, our main focus will be to be together, share stories, make new friends, meet our attending troopers, relax, and
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.