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USS Holder Association's 30th Annual Reunion

09 October 2008 through 13 October 2008

The shipmates of the ships named USS Holder DE401, DD819, and DDE819 will once again be gathering to enjoy the company of one and other, this time in Dearborn, Michigan at the DoubleTree Dearborn for their 30th reunion.

Events of the 30th USS Holder Reunion

Thursday, 09 October 2008

TIME - Welcome Aboard! Hospitality room opens.

Afternoon - Check-in

Evening -  optional pizza buffet for dinner.

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Friday, 10 October 2008

Morning -   Tour of working Ford truck factory.  

Afternoon -   Tour of the Ford Museum.  

Evening -   Murder Mystery Dinner Show.  

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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Morning -   Greenfield Village tour. Americas greatest history attraction. This is not an amusement park!! A Ford Company creation featuring 7 separate areas displaying actual or exact creations of American culture such as Main Street USA, Historic Homes, Craft Work Village with real old time craftsmen. The only working train roundhouse with working steam engines.  

Evening -   Visiting in hospitality room or on your own. Eateries are within easy walking distance from the hotel and a convenience store is next door.  

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Sunday, 12 October 2008

Morning -   Memorial Service and business meeting.  

Afternoon -   Trip to downtown Detroit with tour of the General Motors Renaissance Center featuring a spectacular 360 degree view of 2 countries from the 72nd floor and a walk along the recently renovated Detroit River Walk.  

Evening -   banquet, entertainment by a Quartet with 5 string banjos with sing along songs, audience participation and some humor, (some of which may be provided by your shipmates).  

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Monday, 13 October 2008

TIME -   Farewells  

TIME -   Check-out.  

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USS Holder Association Reunion Package Rate:

Hotel: DoubleTree Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway,
Detroit, MI, 48228.
(donít worry, it really is in Dearborn)
800-222-8733 or 333-336-3340.

Rates will be $79 a night for king or 2 doubles, plus tax. Ask for USS Holder Association Rate. Rates will be honored 3 days before to 3 days after reunion.
*** Reservation cutoff at reduced rate is September 18.

Breakfast buffet available at a reduced rate of $7.50 with coupon (standard price is $12.95).

Computer tour at www. dearborn.doubletree.com.

Fly to Detroit Airport. We are making arrangements for a reduced price shuttle to and from the hotel.


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