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USS Holder Association's 39th Annual Reunion

39th Annual Holder Reunion is CANCELLED due to Hurricane IRMA

27 September 2017 through 1 October 2017

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 Ft. Myers, Fl for their 39th reunion.

Events of the 39th USS Holder Reunion

Schedule and events to follow as we receive them.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

2017 USS Holder Reunion Host - Tim and Karen Johnson 239-466-2065

Hotel - Holiday Inn Golf Coast Town Center/Airport, Phone 239-561-1550, Resevations - USS Holder

Free Shuttle Pickup From Fort Myers Airport to Hotel. Call 239-561-1550

Afternoon - Check-in

Evening - light supper  

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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Morning -   Tram Ride exploring the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Islan.  

Lunch -   at the George and Wendy's Cafe.  

Afternoon -   Off to Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, a fascinating display of shells from all over the world.  

Evening -   Dinner ON YOUR OWN.  

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Morning -   Tour the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. There are over 20 Acres of botanical gardens, nine historic buildings including Edison's Botanic Research Laboratory and the Edison Ford Museum which contains an impressive collection of inventions, artifacts and special exhibit galleries.  

Afternoon -   We will have lunch at the VFW and then have our memorial service accompanied by a bugler. We will be going on a cruise of the Gulf of Mexico.  

Evening -   At the hotel Jazzy Friday - Live music,complimentary made to order pasta bar or dinner ON OUR OWN.  

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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Morning -   Annual Business Meeting, Future Reunion Sites,and our World Famous Raffle. Please remember an item for the raffle in the $10 to $20 range.  

Afternoon -   Lunch ON YOUR OWN and free time with shipmates.  

Evening -   Banquet, entertainment, pictures for posterity (Memory Book). Attire for the evening is dress casual. Please keep in mind it is a ncie affair. Good-Byes  

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Morning -   DEPART - All ashore thats going ashore.  

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For hotel information contact Jim DeBarrios at:
E-mail = jacobean@msn.com
Phone = 831-458-9062



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