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2019 REUNION
Date: July 19th - 22nd 2019

Location: Raleigh, NC

If your a veteran of the 39th Bomb Group or a relative of one, or a friend and would like to join the 39th Bomb Group Association, we'd love to have you. A membership application is available from the Association page or you may contact one of the people listed below for more information or e-mail us at: the39thbga@39th.org

Reunions are a great way to renew old friendships, share in the memories of your accomplishments, teach the younger generations the history of World War II, from those who were there, the veterans of the 39th Bomb Group (VH).
Reunion information Packet includes:
Hotel Reservation Information
Schedule Of Events - Click on the links below for details
Friday, July 19:
Welcome Reception
Saturday, July 20:
City Tour/ Lunch
Banquet Dinner
Sunday, July 21:
Business Meeting & Memorial Service
On Your Own Touring
Dinner on the town

The 2019 Reunion Activity Sheet/Registration Form
are available for downloading in the following formats:

Please choose the events you want and mail in your Activity Sheet/RSVP form with payment to Liz Van Kampen, Reunion Coordinator ASAP so that we can get an accurate count for meals.
Click here to get your free Acrobat Reader


Reunion Headquarters will be at:



RALEIGH DOWNTOWN
616 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Local: (919).856.0017
Fax: (919).856.0018

Visit their web site
by clicking here

 

Courtesy of Google Maps


General Property Information & Hotel and Room Amenities:

Residence Inn by Marriott® Raleigh Downtown is proud to be a Silver Leed Certified hotel which provides the ideal place to stay in Downtown Raleigh. We are an all-suite hotel that provides our guests a place to relax and room to work. All guest suites include kitchen providing the flexibility for short or long stays. Complimentary full breakfast, state-of-the-art fitness center, free wi-fi, 40-inch HD TV, all maximize your comfort while keeping you close to Raleigh's dynamic downtown scene. Enjoy 10th & Terrace, our rooftop bar and Overlook, our on-site restaurant, or walk to any of the amazing nationally acclaimed local restaurants; visit Raleigh's unique downtown retail and shopping, take in the nightlife and craft breweries, museums, experience live performances at Red Hat Amphitheater and Duke Energy Performing Arts Center (aka Memorial Auditorium). Raleigh's growing business center is at your doorstep, just minutes from several university campuses: NCSU, Shaw, Meredith, Peace College & St. Augustine University

Rooms – for our reunion
  • Studio King Suite
  • Studio Queen Suite (2 Beds)

Reunion attendees are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations and travel arrangements

Room Rate: $149.00, plus taxes/fees, per room per night for a Studio King Suite or Studio Queen Suite (2 Beds). This rate includes breakfast. Rooms have been requested under the 39th BOMB GROUP with rates good from (check-in) July 18 thru (checkout) July 22nd. You may make your reservations by calling (919) 856-0017 (using group code BGR) or you may make your reservations online by visiting the dedicated reservation portal set up for us by clicking here. For those needing ADA Handicapped Rooms please call (919) 856-0017 to make your reservations. NOTE: For those arriving on THURSDAY - ONLY KING SUITE ROOMS ARE AVAILABE - THURSDAY ONLY

Cancellation of Room: If you find you are unable to attend our reunion and need to cancel your room reservation - rooms must be canceled at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival. Contact the hotel as they are the ones you made the hotel reservation with.

CUT OFF IS 15 JUNE 2019 After that date, we will be unable to assist you in getting the group rate and cannot guarantee room availability.

Check In: 4:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00 am

Hotel Parking: Self-Parking, the rate is $12 per day for our attendees and includes IN/OUT privileges.

Airport & Airport Shuttle Service:

For those flying in: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is located at (Terminal 1) 1800 John Brantley Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560 ; (Terminal 2) 2400 John Brantley Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560 . Their web site is: https://www.rdu.com/

Transportation from/to Airport: Our hotel DOES NOT offer airport shuttle service. , Our hotel recommends North Hills Transportation; fee: 30 USD (one way) reservation required You may also want to check the airport web site’s Ground Transportation page for other options. Go to https://www.rdu.com/ground-transportation/.

Driving In: click here


Make sure to mention you are with the 39th Bomb Group Reunion to get the correct rate.


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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, July 19, 2019
5:30 PM
Welcome Reception [return to top]
Hotel Hospitality Room
Menu:· Pulled pork sliders · Fried green tomato sliders · Coleslaw · Baked beans · Southern mac n cheese · Banana pudding shooters · Complimentary sweet tea & water station.

Price: $19.00 per person

Saturday, July 20, 2019
9:45 AM
Capitol City Tour by Tobacco Roads [return to top]
Our tour includes North Carolina State Capitol, Fayetteville Street districts, introduction to Sir Walter Raleigh, Shimmer Wall, Pullen Park with admission to Vintage Train Ride and more. Bottled water provided by tour company. Rest stops, a quality guided experience and FUN are guaranteed!
Price: $39.00 per person
12:00 PM
Lunch: Clouds Brewing - www.cloudsbrewing.com
Lunch will be at Clouds Brewing. We will have access to a full menu in a private area. (Attendees will have separate checks per family group)
1:00 PM
We will continue our tour and return to our hotel by 2:00pm.
6:00 PM
to
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Banquet - [return to top]

This year we will have a buffet banquet with a choice of:

  • Strip Loin Beef Hand Carved (Carving Station)
  • Wild Mushroom Chicken Marsala
  • Gnocchi with Roast Garlic Cream Sauce

All entrees include: Garlic Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, choice of mixed greens salad bar with assorted toppings & assorted dressings or Caprese Pasta Salad with Fusilli pasta, grape tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese & fresh Basil tossed in Pesto oil, Artisan bread & butter, for dessert a choice of Flourless Chocolate Torte or Colossal NY Cheesecake, Coffee, Iced Tea and Water.

Price: $45.00 per person
Come prepared to share your stories after dinner!! We NEVER get tired of hearing YOUR WWII Experiences !!!
Sunday,  July 21, 2019
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
Business Meeting/Memorial Service [return to top]
At 9:30a we will hold our annual business meeting with the Memorial Service to follow at 10:15a
10:30 AM
Tour on your own: [return to top]
Things around Raleigh:
  • Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau - 800.849.8499 - www.visitraleigh.com
    Great web site to check out for things to do around Raleigh
  • Downtown Raleigh - www.downtownraleigh.org
    Information about eating, shopping, and different downtown neighborhoods, as well as getting around on R-Line.
  • Museum of Natural Sciences - 919.707.9800 - https://naturalsciences.org
    Their 2 main centers are 3/4 mile from our hotel (15 minute walk) – Admission FREE and open on Sunday afternoon from 12:00 to 5:00:

    • Nature Exploration Center 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh 919.707.9800
    • Nature Research Center 121 West Jones Street, Raleigh 919.707.8080
  • NC Museum of History - 919.814.7000 - www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
    Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh – 5 East Edenton Street.
  • Historic City Marketwww.historiccitymarket.com
    A collection of open-air shops and Dinning Establishments Located less than a mile away
  • Raleigh Contemporary Art Museumwww.camraleigh.org
    409 W Martin Street Located within a short walking distance from hotel
A tour guide book about Raleigh will be provided with the welcome packet you will receive at the Welcome Reception on Friday.
6:00 PM
Dinner in Raleigh - [return to top]
6:00 Group Dinner at The Big Easy - - www.bigeasync.com (Attendees will have separate checks per family group)

We will be dining as a group at The Big Easy – a slice of New Orleans in the heart of Raleigh. Appetizers range from Stuffed Shrimp to Louisiana Pretzel to Alligator Bites. For Main Courses: Big Easy Ribs, Steaks, Burgers to Crab Cakes and Salmon Lafayette; soups and salads like She-Crab Soup, Greek Salad; For those wanting Cajun Favorites – Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Seafood Gumbo, Shrimp Creole and more.
After Dinner
Wind Down in Roof Top Bar of Hotel 
Activities Sheet/ Dinner order MUST be chosen and paid for in advance at time of reunion RSVP
NOTE: REUNION RSVPs ARE DUE to LIZ VAN KAMPEN (IN HAND) NO LATER than 15 JUNE 2019 - THIS IS SO WE CAN MEET OUR CONTRACTUAL COMMITMENTS.

Reunion Information Packets can be obtained by contacting:

Liz Van Kampen
5418 Honeysuckle Lane
Oregon, WI. 53711
(608) 335-4491
Email to:
Liz.vankampen@sprintprint.com1
Pete Weiler
3728 Aloha Drive
Sarasota, Florida  34232-5504
(941) 377-2451
Email to: webmaster@39th.org
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BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME & FULL ADDRESS
REUNION PACKETS WILL BE MAILED VIA U. S. POSTAL SERVICE