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"Scions of the 17th Airborne"

The official website of the veterans and descendants of the 17th Airborne Division

Scionsofthe17thairborne@gmail.com

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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.

Membership

"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.


Hello 17th Airborne Troopers, Trooperettes, Scions, Family and Friends! It's time to start planning to attend our 2014 Reunion in March. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE WONDERFUL CAMARADERIE OF THE 17TH AIRBORNE FAMILY. DON'T MISS OUT.Let's make this our largest "Operation Friendly Invasion" ever. Trooper Mike Rock, 680th Battery B already has his room reserved.Let's emulate his spirit and take over the entire hotel!

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!


Anyone who has ever attended will tell you the experience of mingling with "our 17th heroes" is priceless. The staff of the Fulton Steamboat Inn of Lancaster Pennsylvania treat us like gold and always look forward to our return. That being said, it is an extremely popular hotel in a year round resort and it fills up quickly, so we want to make sure you do not miss out on reserving a room.

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.
Single Rate : $105.42, Double Rate $146.52, Triple Rate $187.62, Quad Rate $228.72
These prices INCLUDE your room, Breakfast and Dinner in Huckleberry's restaurant located on the main floor of the Inn, all taxes and gratuities, our private Hospitality Room, and as the Steamboat Staff like to say "The Run of the Place"!

All guest rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, in-room coffeemaker, a 32" flat screen TV, iron/ironing board,AM/FM clock radio, hairdryer, direct dial phone with voicemail, high speed wireless internet and guest computer station is also available.There is an indoor pool and fitness center and a 24 hour convenience store on premise (Arlene runs the gift store and always gives the 17th a nice discount).In addition to the picturesque Amish farmlands, the Steamboat Inn is ideally located across from outlets galore.The Hotel is also just up the road from the American Music Theatre and the Sight and Sound Theatre.

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 micheleasmith@verizon.net
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Dress code is casual, but we hold a beautiful Memorial Service at a nearby Church so you will want to keep that in mind when packing. ONCE AGAIN, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT 100% SURE YOU CAN ATTEND, PLEASE CALL AND AT LEAST RESERVE A ROOM.ALSO, IF YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND FOR A DAY OR TWO YOU CAN STILL GET THE PACKAGE RATE. WE HOPE THOUGH TO SEE YOU THERE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME AS WE CAN GUARANTEE THIS WILL BE A SPECIAL MEMORY YOU WILL ALWAYS TREASURE!

Why not extend your vacation and visit historic Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington DC.  In any event, we hope to see you!!!