Welcome to the Home of the
"Scions of the 17th Airborne"
The official website of the veterans and descendants of the 17th Airborne Division
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This website, and the Scions organization, is dedicated to all the veterans who served with the 17th Airborne Division at any time during it's period of activation.
The site is administered by the "Scions of the 17th Airborne Division, Inc.", an organization chartered by 17th veterans to honor the service of all its veterans and to insure that the story of the 17th Airborne is told. The website will be updated to add information and documents related to the 17th Airborne.
"Regular Membership" - Descendants and family members of 17th Troopers. Regular members are entitled to vote for officers of the "Scions of the 17th Airborne"
"Distinguished Honorary Members" - All veterans of the 17th Airborne Division.
"Associate Membership" - Those who are not related to a 17th veteran, but have an interest in the history of the division.
If you would like to join us in honoring the service of the veterans of the 17th, go to the "About Us" tab at the top of the home page, and select "Membership in the Scions", or send us an email to "Scionsofthe17thairborne@gmail.com".
The logo of the "Scions of the 17th Airborne" above, was developed from the logo of the "17th Airborne Division Association", which represented the veterans of the 17th during the post war period.
Plan now to attend the Lancaster, PA, "Operation Varsity' Gathering of the Scions
by Michele Smith
NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS, TIME IS RUNNING OUT.WE NEED ALL OF YOU WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THE LANCASTER REUNION TO SIGN UP ASAP.THE ROOMS FILL UP FAST AND WE DON'T WANT YOU TO MISS OUT ON A GREAT REUNION.
SCIONS, YOU KNOW OUR MISSION IS TO HONOR AND PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THE 17TH AIRBORNE AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO SO THAN GET INVOLVED AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME!
A MAJOR CREDIT CARD WILL HOLD YOUR ROOM - YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED - AND IF FOR SOME REASON YOU WOULD HAVE TO CANCEL AT THE LAST MINUTE, THEY WILL NOT PENALIZE YOU AS LONG AS YOU NOTIFY THEM AHEAD OF TIME. PLEASE CALL THE HOTEL AT1-717-299-9999 TODAY TO BOOK YOUR ROOM. MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE YOU ARE WITH THE 17TH AIRBORNE GROUP WHEN YOU CALL SO THAT YOU ARE GIVEN THE PACKAGE DEAL.
Reunion Date and rates: Sunday March 23, 2014 to Thursday March 27, 2014.
You can visit their website at FultonSteamboatInn.com for a virtual tour, photos, directions etc.The Fulton Steamboat Inn is located at the corner of Rtes 30 and 896 Lancaster Pa. THE ADDRESS TO USE FOR MAP QUEST AND GPS IS 1 HARTMAN BRIDGE ROAD LANCASTER PA 17602. Also, please notify me, Michele Smith, that you plan to attend or if you have any questions, by calling me at (610) 630-8807 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why not extend your vacation and visit historic Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington DC. In any event, we hope to see you!!!