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USS Holder Association's 39th Annual Reunion

25 April 2018 through 29 April 2018

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, 25 April 2018

2018 USS Holder Reunion Host - Tim and Karen Johnson Cell 239-898-6042, Home 239-466-2065

Hotel - Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport - Town Center, Phone 239-561-1550, Reservations - USS Holder

Hotel Rate $99 + tax (breakfast included)

Reservations can be made After 1 November 2017 and before 31 March 2018 for this rate

Hotel Rate also applies for 3 Days before and 3 Days after

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

Afternoon - Check-in

Evening - light supper  

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

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

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, 27 April 2018

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, 28 April 2018

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 nice affair. Good-Byes  

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Morning -   DEPART - All ashore thats going ashore.  

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For hotel information contact Jim DeBarrios at:
E-mail = ussholder_dde819@hotmail.com
Phone = 831-458-9062



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