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Scions Reunion 2024



Come experience a fully-immersive three days of military history in historic Gettysburg. From the Civil War, to WWII, there will be many interactive opportunities for you to explore.

We are still in the planning stages for all the activities but we will have our annual candlelight memorial service for our fallen troopers, our annual meeting, and the informative Powerpoint presentation about the 17th Airborne Division by Scion and historian David Shortt.

You can even earn a certificate (after you are jump qualified in the hospitality room) and become an honorary paratrooper!

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 battlefields, historic area attractions and many local shops and restaurants. We heard you, and more “free time” is built into the schedule for you to spend time reconnecting and relaxing with friends!

The address for the hotel is:

Gettysburg Hotel

Phone: (717) 337-2000
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 11am.

This year there will be a $25.00 per person $40.00 per couple registration fee to cover room rental and other other costs associated with the event. No registration fee for children.

There will also be a beautiful lunch buffet at the Dobbin House Restaurant prior to the memorial service. The cost will be approximately $25 per person. Please advise at registration if you plan to attend this meal so we can inform the restaurant as to the number of attendees.


To register, send an email to with the number of attendees, dates you plan to attend, and number of people attending the luncheon. Money for registration and lunch will be collected at the reunion registration table. This registration is not your hotel reservation, rather a count for the luncheon, and number of reunion attendees.

THIS WILL SELL OUT!! Get your room early. Cut off Date is February 21, 2024.


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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