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USS Holder Association's 19th Annual Reunion
October 10, 1997 through October 14, 1997
The reunion of the shipmates of the ships named USS Holder DE401, DD819, and DDE819 was held in Arlington, Virginia at the Double-Tree Hotel.
Events of the 19th USS Holder Reunion
Friday, 10 October, 1997
1000 Open Hospitality Suite - A time to renew old acquaintances and make new ones.
Saturday, 11 October, 1997
Many shipmates took a tour by bus which included a number of stops. First, and to many the most important, was the US Navy Memorial including a wreath laying ceramony at the Lone Sailor and an opportunity to see the plaque placed on the wall honoring LTJG Holder and the ships named after him. There was a stop at the Capital that included a guided tour, then a lunch break at Tony & Joe's Restaurant in Washington Harbor. After a good meal it was on to Arlington Cemetary where we were off to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Sunday, 12 October, 1997
Some of the shipmates got together for a nice brunch to start the day, then it was off to do the various things that people wanted to do, like shopping or sightseeing, as individuals or small groups. In the evening, the business meeting was held.
Monday, 13 October, 1997
This was another nice day that found many Holder shipmates touring together. This tour included the Navy Museum and the USS Barry DD933, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Womens Memorial. There was a lunch break at Phillips' Seafood Restaurant.
1930 This was the culmination of a great reunion - the Dinner/Banquet.
Tuesday, 14 October, 1997
Farewells and Departures.
Shipmates in attendance included:
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