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213th Assault Support Helicopter Company Alumni Association
2003 Reunion Details
View Meeting Minutes and Reunion Memories

Prices: Single - $794     Double - $634 per person     Triple - $581 per person     Quad - $554 per person
$100 per person deposit required to hold your reservation, must be paid in full by February 15, 2003

Day One, Wednesday, June 4

4:00 pm Estimated time of arrival in Washington DC. Check into the hotel, baggage handling not included due to various arrival times.
Enjoy dinner at the hotel (included).
Meals: Dinner


Hotel details will be available when we have a better idea of how many will be attending.

 

Day Two, Thursday, June 5
7:30 am Enjoy a breakfast included at hotel.
8:30 am Depart for Arlington National Cemetery.
9:00 am Meet our guide at the Visitors Center entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The country's most revered burial ground, this vast military cemetery contains the graves of a host of distinguished Americans. Arlington House, former home of Civil War General Robert E. Lee, and the Tomb of the Unknowns are also located on these famous 612 acres. Tourmobile tickets are included for your visit.
11:30 am Depart for lunch.
11:45 am Enjoy lunch on own
at the Pentagon City Mall.

 

12:45 pm Depart for more touring to include:


The Korean War Veterans Memorial. The triangular field contains nineteen ground troopers, clad in foul weather ponchos, fully equipped for battle. Representing those who supported the ground troops are hundreds of faces etched on a polished granite wall

 

The Lincoln Memorial, overlooking the Reflecting Pool, was patterned on a classic Greek temple. Inside, inscriptions from his Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address flank the 19-foot marble statue of our 16th President.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This privately funded memorial has drawn millions who have come to touch the over 50,000 names, make pencil rubbings and leave flowers, letters, flags and personal mementos.

U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center. Located off Pennsylvania Ave., the towering masts, waving flags, tiered waterfalls and Lone Sailor statue overlook the world's seas in this striking memorial honoring the U.S. sea services. Military concerts spring-summer. Inside: nautical interactive videos and the Ship's Store.
3:30 pm Take advantage of a White House Photo Opportunity.

5:30 pm Enjoy dinner at Bullfeathers Restaurant on Capitol Hill. Your entree choices are London Broil, Chicken or Fresh Fish with accompaniments. PLEASE SEND IN CHOICES WITH ROOMING LIST!

7:30 pm Begin a Night Illumination Tour
to include the following:

  • A walk through the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    for a spectacular view of the city from the Terrace.

  • The Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. The FDR is unique
    among the memorials of Washington DC. The memorial is
    divided into four outdoor galleries, or rooms, one for each
    of FDR's terms in office
  • The Jefferson Memorial. The 19-foot statue of the third president stands beneath a rotunda inscribed with passages from the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson's other famous writings. Looking from the memorial across the Tidal Basin provides an unforgettabloe view of the city.
  • The Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue). One of the largest bronze statues ever cast depicts the American Flag being raised on Mount Suribachi during World War II and commemorates all marines who have died in battle since 1775

 



Day Three, Friday, June 6

7:30 am Enjoy breakfast included at hotel.
8:30 am - 12:15 pm Unscheduled time, lunch on your own.
12:30 pm Mototrcoach Departs. 1:00 pm Meet our guide at the east side entrance to the Capitol and begin our tours:

  • The United States Capitol. (Exterior Only) The most recognized symbol of democratic government in the world, the U.S. Capitol has housed Congress since 1800 and is one of the most imposing public buildings in the world.
  • Drive by the Supreme Court Building. Within the walls of this white marble monument the third branch of government exercises its mandate to protect and interpret the spirit of the Constitution. When court is not in session, free lectures on the Supreme Court are given weekdays on the half-hour from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.
  • The Library of Congress. (Pending line length) The Library of Congress is the largest national library in the world with more than 100 million items in three buildings. The original Library of Congress Building (now called the Thomas Jefferson Building) is perhaps Washington's most richly ornamented building.
5:00 pm Depart for dinner.
5:45 pm Dinner Tonight is at Tony and Joe's on the waterfront in Georgetown. Begin with garden salad and your choice of entree', with fresh vegetables and potatoes. You may choose a broiled seafood platter, salmon filet, New York Strip Steak, chicken florentine or Maryland style crab cakes. Dessert will be fresh fruit or cake. Coffee, tea, or soda are included. Please choose entree' upon arrival. 7:30 pm Enjoy a performance in the Reagan building amphitheater of The Capitol Steps, the only group in America that attempts to be funnier than the Congress. 10:00 pm Return to hotel, retire.
Meals: B,D

Day Four, Saturday, June 7

8:00 am Enjoy breakfast included at our hotel.
8:45 am Motorcoach departs. 9:00 am Arrive to tour the George Washington Masonic National Memorial which offers one of the finest views of Washington, plus an extraordinary collection of Colonial-era treasures. Located on the site proposed for the national capitol building.
10:30 am Depart for the Smithsonian Institution.


11:00 am Visit the museums and exhibits of your choice and lunch on your own, museums and exhibits include:

  • National Air & Space Museum. Experience the history of flight at the world's most visited museum, from the plane flown by the Wright Brothers to the Apollo 11 command module. Features an incredible collection of aviation and space technology treasures.
  • National Museum of American History. This very popular collection tops the list of must-sees for any visitor with a taste for true Americana. See the flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner, First Ladies' inaugural gowns, quilts, cars, locomotives and much, much more.
  • National Museum of Natural History. The Hope Diamond and dinosaur fossils and the world's largest African bush elephant top the amazing natural treasures on display along with a live insect zoo.
  • National Gallery of Art houses an outstanding collection of masterpieces that trace the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. The original West Building concentrates primarily on European works from the 13th through the early 20th Century, while its contemporary counterpart, the East Building, highlights works of modern artists.
5:30 pm Meet our motorcoach on the Mall side of the Air & Space Museum and depart.
5:45 pm Enjoy a fine meal at Phillips Flagship Restaurant, overlooking the waters of the Potomac River. This virtually endless buffet includes a Steamed Seafood Station with Snowcrab clusters, steamed spiced shrimp, mussels, and more. Traditional Seafood Stations with Seafood Newburg, fresh fish and shrimp, baked and blackened fish and more. An Iron Skillet Station with seafood jambalaya and more. Home Style Cooking Station with fried chicken, pepper steak, seafood Creole, fresh turkey with stuffing, and more. A Pasta International Station. Soups, Salads and Appetizer Buffet including clam chowder and Maryland crab soup, a Carving Station with baked ham and chicken, and a Dessert Station featuring pies, cakes, brownies, fresh fruit, and more!
8:00 pm Return to our hotel and retire.
Meals: B,D

Day Five, Sunday, June 8

AM Enjoy buffet breakfast included prior to check out. No Motorcoach services.
Options for touring on your own today:

  • Mount Vernon. The estate of George Washington. Here, he escaped the rigors of public office and enjoyed the life of a successful Virginia planter. America's most visited historic house, Mount Vernon sits on a grassy, shaded slope overlooking the Potomac River. Many of the furnishings are original pieces acquired by Washington himself. Mount Vernon is both George Washington's home and final resting-place. This Southern plantation standing on the banks of the Potomac River details the live of the "Father of Our Country" while providing fascinating insights into Colonial times.
  • Old Town Alexandria. Spend free time exploring and shopping in the area. Have lunch on own.
  • Take advantage of the Metro and spend a little more time in Washington DC.
All Itineraries are subject to change. Every attempt will be made to include all sites mentioned within this itinerary. At times, circumstances beyond our control such as lines, traffic, closures, weather and late arrivals can severely restrict timing and cause items to be excluded. All times are approximate. Sunset Cruises & Tours assumes no liability for itinerary exclusions, nor guarantees that all sites will be visited within the itinerary.