24th IDA 69th Annual Reunion, Sept 11-15, 2016, San Antonio, TXNote that some of the links below will take you to a typed file in pdf or MS Word format. All files may be printed.
La Quinta Inns & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk 303 Blum St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (866) 527-1498 opt. #1
Hotel reservations can be made by directly calling the La Quinta Inns & Suites directly at (866) 527-1498 opt. #1 no later than August 20, 2016. Be sure to tell them you are with the 24th Infantry Division Reunion to receive the discounted rate of $99 plus tax. The rate is good for 3 days before and 3 days after the event if you wish to extend your stay. We’ll see you soon in San Antonio, TX!
Registration Form (fill out and mail in with payment)
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|FREDERICK EVENT MANAGEMENT|
|9233 SHETLAND ROAD|
|EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55347|
Tour Descriptions for San Antonio (all
tours are optional and prices are listed on the registration form)
Fort Sam Houston & Army Medical Museum Tour:
Fort Sam Houston originates in 1845 when the Post at San Antonio was established in the Alamo City. The Army established a garrison and regional headquarters in rented buildings and a Quartermaster supply depot in the Alamo. After the Civil War, the Army began to move out of the city onto land donated by the City of San Antonio. In 1876, the construction of the Quadrangle began and the Quartermaster Depot moved into it in 1877. The garrison moved into tents west of the Quadrangle in 1879 and the Headquarters moved in 1881. The Post at San Antonio continued to expand with the addition of the Infantry Post in the 1880s. It was designated as Fort Sam Houston in 1890 and expanded again in 1905 with the Cavalry and Light Artillery Post.
These areas, plus the New Post of the 1930s, constitute the largest collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense (800+) and form the Fort Sam Houston National Historic Landmark. Located in the heart of San Antonio, the post is the birthplace of military aviation and saw the development of the concept of airborne operations. The post evolved into the “Home of Army Medicine” after World War II and into the “Home of Military Medicine” with the establishment of the Medical Education and Training Campus in 2010. Many of America’s finest military personnel have served at Fort Sam Houston. The post is proud of its historic role and the many initiatives to retain the historic character of the post while serving as a modern, model Joint Base for the future.
The AMEDD Museum campus occupies 7 acres of grounds, including the main museum building, a covered, restored hospital train car, and two pergolas, one containing modern wheeled ambulances and one containing helicopters. A Medal of Honor Walk recognizes the 50 Medal of Honor recipients from the U.S. Army Medical Department, winding through the museum grounds and leading to a 250-seat outdoor amphitheater. The galleries and outdoor exhibit areas tell the 200-plus year history of the U S Army Medical Department, in war and peace, emphasizing subjects such as battlefield medicine, the chain of patient evacuation, the evolution of the 8 different corps that compose the Army Medical Department and the evolution of equipment, medical care and treatment from 1775 to the present day. The buildings are in the "Spanish Revival" architectural style, with mission tile roofs and fountain courts, in keeping with the historic buildings at Fort Sam Houston. Large stone medallions representing the seals of the six commissioned corps, enlisted corps, and civilian corps decorate the facade.
Mi Tierra Café and San Antonio City Tour:
In 1941, Pete and Cruz Cortez opened a little three-table café for early-rising farmers and workers at San Antonio's Mercado. Sixty years later, Mi Tierra Café is a world-famous landmark - the place hometown regulars and hungry tourists go for authentic Mexican food and a warm Texas welcome. Pete and Cruz's children and grandchildren continue the family tradition of good food and big-hearted hospitality at Mi Tierra, which now seats over 500 and is still located in Market Square, El Mercado.
San Antonio city tour offers visitors a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of early Spanish colonial life in the Southwest. As the first civilian settlement in Texas, San Antonio de Béxar was founded in 1718. And today, many of these early architectural and cultural elements remain, allowing you to see into the city’s storied past. San Antonio’s colorful culture stems from a history of diversity, and as it’s grown, it’s something they’ve welcomed and embraced, providing new, exciting experiences throughout the city. Take the opportunity to explore some of the unique, dynamic neighborhoods that make this city so unforgettable
San Antonio Missions and Riverwalk Boat Cruise Tour:
In the 18th century, Spanish priests established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River. The systems instituted by the friars led to an ethnically diverse society that continues to influence our city. Today, the five missions (Mission San Antonio de Valero, Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada) represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America and have been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
UNESCO encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and national heritage around the world. To be chosen as a World Heritage Site, the missions had to meet demanding selection criteria that verified their historic importance. This rare honor has been bestowed upon only 23 sites in the United States. The missions are the first World Heritage Site in Texas.
Step aboard a River Cruising Barge for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River! Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk.