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The 24th Infantry Division Association

Founded August 1945 on a Philippine Island beach
 

 

24th Infantry Division Association 71st Annual Reunion
September 20-23, 2018 Branson, Missouri

Branson Belle ShowboatThe 71st Annual 24th Infantry Division Association Reunion be held Thursday, September 20 thru Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the beautiful Raddison Hotel in Branson, MO. We will be celebrating the victorious history of our division as well as enjoying the bond of our "First to Fight" family. The highlights of this reunion will be a welcome reception, a tour of Branson's large Veterans Memorial Museum, a dinner and show cruise on Table Rock lake aboard the Branson Belle, the annual association meeting and our annual memorial banquet. 

We invite all 24th Infantry Division Veterans from all eras and their families to join us for this historic reunion. It is going to be a great time of coming together! There is also free time to explore the many attractions of one of America's best vacation destination cities with your family and fellow Victory Veterans.

If you are not currently a member of the 24th Infantry Division Association and would like to join we are super excited to welcome you! Please see our membership information page and send in your application today. Please note that membership in the historic 24th ID association is in no way required to attend the reunion but you do receive some awesome benefits if you join such as being a part of the ongoing association since 1945, voting rights at our annual association meeting, receiving our quarterly professionally produced 24th ID Association magazine The Taro Leaf straight to your home by mail which includes awesome articles and stories from Victory Veterans from ALL eras of service. The benefits are amazing and yes by joining you keep our association strong!

24th INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION SEPTEMBER 2018 REUNION ITINERARY

Thursday 1600 hrs Arrival and hotel check-in
Thursday 1800-2100 hrs Welcome Reception at hotel hospitality room
Thursday 2100 hrs Annual officers and board meeting
Friday 0930 hrs Meet in hotel lobby and board bus to museum
Friday 1000 - 1200 hrs Tour Branson Veterans Memorial Museum
Friday 1230 hrs Arrival to hotel from museum tour
Friday 1230-1445 hrs Lunch and free time on own. (hospitality room open)
Friday 1445 hrs Meet in hotel lobby and board bus to Branson Belle Dinner Cruise
Friday 1600-1830 hrs Branson Belle Dinner & Show Cruise on Table Rock Lake
Friday 1930 hrs Arrival to hotel from dinner cruise
Friday 2000 -2200 hrs Hospitality room open
Saturday 0900 - 1000 hrs Annual members meeting in hospitably room
Saturday 1000 - 1800 Free time to explore Branson or hang out at hospitality room
Saturday 1830 - 2030 Annual reunion memorial banquet in hotel ballroom
Sunday 1100 hrs Check out of hotel and departure

HOTEL INFORMATION

Radisson Hotel Branson

 With majestic views of the Ozark Mountains and a central location just off the Highway 76 Strip, Radisson Hotel Branson offers access to the best of Branson’s countryside and the most popular parts of the city. From it's position in the heart of the Theater District, you’ll find plenty of exciting attractions like Hollywood Entertainment Center less than a mile away and Silver Dollar City just seven miles from the hotel. Back at the Radisson, unwind with a heated pool and enjoy delicious on-site dining. The hotel offers free wifi and parking and also included with our reunion group reservation is a free breakfast buffet. The hotel address is Radisson Hotel Branson 120 Wildwood Dr S, Branson, MO 65616 We have negotiated a special military reunion rate of $110 per night (single or double occupancy, tax inclusive). There is a $10.00 per person per night charge on adults over 2 per room.

 

 

 

REUNION ACTIVITIES

Our Reunion Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday evening 1800-2100 hrs in our "hospitality room" located inside the Radisson Hotel Branson. The reception includes both heavy and light hordourves, appetizers and deserts. Drinks are inlcuded (coffee, tea, water, beer, wine, spirits, etc). Cost is $20 per person and you sign up for this with your reunion registration. Name tags will be provided for all registrants attending and it will be a great time to kick off our time together so make plans on checking into the hotel earlier and enjoy with us!

FRIDAY REUNION ACTIVITIY PACKAGE - $89 per person includes our tour of Branson Veterans Memorial Museum, the Branson Belle Dinner and Show Cruise plus chartered bus transportation to and from these special excursions from our hotel. (please note we have chartered a bus to transport us all to and from the hotel as parking and getting around in Branson can be a challenge) Cost for our special military reunion group rate is at a discounted rate from general admisssion and your registration and reservations made online include this tour or if you wish to register via mail or phone you can include this activity package as well. Do not register for these direct from their sites as we have a special group rate.

Branson Veterans Memorial MuseumBranson Veterans Memorial Museum Tour - On Friday morning at 0930 we will meet in the hotel lobby and board a chartered bus to visit the Branson Veterans Memorial Museum. The museum is a national tribute to the brave men and women who defended our liberties during the 20th Century. A visit to the museum is a powerful, emotional experience. As you wander the great halls of the museum you’ll be captivated by the stories of these men and women who gave us so much. The museum is filled with the most incredible collection of wartime exhibits covering the heights and depths of human experience. For those who lived through these wars the memories brought back are vivid and overwhelming. For those that viewed the 20th Century wars through the prism of history, the museum is awe-inspiring. You’ll be fascinated and thoroughly humbled by this memorial to our veterans. The vast array of exhibits causes reflection and creates an intense curiosity about the personal experiences of the men and women who lived in these uniforms, fired these weapons, lived as a POW, wrote these letters home, wore these medals, played this battlefield organ, flew the planes, rode the motorcycles, and served our country so well. The Veterans Memorial Museum is composed of ten great halls covering the wars and conflicts fought during the 20th Century. Circulation and viewing starts in the World War I Hall, progressing through World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and more. Each hall features dramatic and thought provoking exhibits. Sculpture, murals, historical artifacts, objects d’ art, and thousands of authentic memorabilia honor all branches of the service, major battlefronts, campaigns, industrial defense, and more. The names of the men and women killed in action in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and recent conflicts of the 20th Century are displayed on the walls of the halls.

 

Branson Belle Dinner and Show Cruise - Board the bus from the hotel lobby at 1445 hrs to travel to the White River Landing on Table Rock Lake and enjoy an awesome dinner and show aboard the Showboat Branson Belle! Themed after the majestic showboats of the 1800s, the Showboat Branson Belle will take our reunion group on a two-hour cruise across the waters of Table Rock Lake. As you stroll the ship's four decks, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the lush Ozark Mountains — beautiful at any time of the year. In addition to time for exploring the lake, your Showboat Branson Belle ticket includes a performance of one of the outstanding live shows and a three-course meal specially prepared for our excursion. The menu includes Mixed Garden Salad & Freshly Baked Roll, Honey Citrus Chicken, Slow Cooked Pot Roast in Gravy, Buttered Sugar Snap Peas with Glazed Carrots, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Silver Dollar City's Lemon Berry Ice Cream Pie, Iced Tea & Coffee.

Our Annual Reunion Memorial Banquet will be held in the ballroom of the Radisson Hotel Branson on Saturday evening 1830 hrs September 22, 2018. The annual banquet is an honored tradition that dates back to our inception in 1945 and held every year since! If you have a dress uniform that still fits this is the time to break it out. Coat and ties or dresses or even nice casual are perfectly fine as well. We will commence with a pledge of allegience followed by toasting, a special memorial service that honors our fallen from our Division's history, a featured speaker, association officers comments and more. The delicious meal will feature Beef Tenderloin Medallion and Champagne Chicken. Cost is $32 per person and you can sign up for the banquet either by calling or mailing your registration form in or it is automatically included if you use our online registration process.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE REUNION AND MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR HOTEL AND REUNION ACTIVITIES

There are three ways you can register and make reservations, online, by phone or by mail

 ** IMPORTANT - NEW FOR THIS REUNION: Hotel reservations and reunion registration must be made by registering through Branson Tourism Center to take advantage of
the $110.00 rate and be included in the hospitality room use. This rate is good 3 days prior and 3 days after the reunion dates if you would like to extend your stay. Please DO NOT make reservations direct with the hotel or any other method as we have a special negotiated military reunion group rate with added ammenities and reunion activities and you will not be included in these if you use another method

OPTION 1. ONLINE RESERVATIONS AND REGISTRATION - Prefer to register for the reunion and hotel reservations online and use a credit card?
It's easy at www.mybransoneventplanner.com enter tour # 26680, keyword: Infantry - Note that when you register online you are also making reservations for your hotel, the welcome reception, the Branson Military Memorial Museum, the Branson Belle Dinner & Show Cruise and our annual Memorial Banquet all at one time.

OPTION 2. PRINT AND MAIL IN RESERVATION AND REUNION FORM WITH A CHECK

Download and print the Reservation and Reunion Form (MS Word format) OR (PDF format)

Send registration/reunion form and check made out to:
Branson Tourism Center
Attn: Vicki Cook
220 Branson Hills Parkway
Branson, MO 65616

OPTION 3. REGISTER AND MAKE RESERVATIONS OVER THE PHONE
Please contact Vicki Cook (our Branson Tourism Center Rep) @ 1-800- 268-4014, Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm if you have any
questions or would like to register over the phone with a credit card.


For all methods; Confirmations will be made by email or phone after your payment is deposited or charged.
Refund less a $25.00 fee will be made for cancellations made after September 3, 2018. ** Due to vendor
policies we cannot guarantee full refunds on individual cancellations within 14 days of arrival