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The 24th Infantry Division Association

Founded August 1945 on a Philippine Island beach
 

 

24th Infantry Division Association 73rd Annual Reunion
October 7-11, 2020 Columbus, IN

Camp AtterburyThe 73rd Annual 24th Infantry Division Association Reunion be held Wednesday, October 7, 2020 thru Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Express in Taylorsville, IN, about 5 miles from Camp Atterbury, 10 miles from Columbus, IN and 25 miles from the Indianapolis, IN airport. 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(Wed eve.), (Thurs.)a tour of the Cummins Engine Company manufacturing plant in Columbus, IN, (Fri.)a tour of Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck part of Camp Atterbury to see their new cyber training school and program, (Sat.) a tour Indianapolis Motorspeedway Track and Museum(with a visit to White River Memorial to past and present members of military), followed by 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 that Indiana has to offer 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, ability to give input into association events, policies and happenings, ability to serve as a volunteer in one of our many positions, 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 OCTOBER 2020 REUNION ITINERARY

An itinerary will be published soon.

Sunday Oct 11, 2020
1100 - Check out of Hotel

REUNION HOTEL INFORMATION

Holiday Inn Express, Columbus, INThe 2020 24th IDA Reunion hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Taylorsville, IN.

All reunion attendees will need to make their hotel reservations direct with the hotel by either phone call or sending payment to the hotel. Contact information for the hotel and our special discount rates are listed below in step 2 of the registration process. You will need to mention that you are with the 24th Infantry Division Reunion when reserving your hotel room in order to receive the discounted rate. Please do this as we have a set block of rooms in our reunion contract so it is important that you identify yourself with the 24th IDA Reunion when reserving your room.

 

 

 

REUNION ACTIVITIES

Our Reunion Welcome Reception will be held on Wednesday evening 1900-2100 hrs in our "hospitality room" located inside the Holiday Inn Express. The reception will be informal with no cost so food will not be served so you may want to go to dinner prior to the reception. Name tags will be provided for all registrants attending and it will be a great time to kick off our time together. Make plans on checking into the hotel earlier and enjoy with us!

Special Reunion Events and Excursions - We will have several special excursions and events located away from our hotel. We will have a van or bus to transport us all to and from the hotel for both excursions. These events are designed to provide fun and educational activities that we can do together. We have negotiated special military reunion group rates which are at a discounted rate from general admisssion and you can select which events or excursions you would like to attend on the Reunion Registration Form. Do NOT purchase tickets for these direct from their sites as we have a lower special group rate which are listed on our Reunion Registration Form

Cummins Engine Plant TourCummins Engine Plant Tour - On Thursday morning (October 8) we will board a bus to Columbus to tour the Cummins Engine Company Plant

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuk Cyber Training School - On Friday morning (October 9th) at 0930 we will meet in the hotel lobby and board a bus for a short ride to the Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuk Cyber Training School.
For more information see https://www.atterburymuscatatuck.in.ng.mil/

Muscatatuck Training Area  

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Track and Museum - On Saturday morning October 10th, at 0930, we will meet in the hotel lobby and board a bus for a short ride to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway Track and Museum.
For more information see https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/at-the-track/museum

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White River Memorial -  Wednesday, October 7, 2020. https://www.whiteriverstatepark.org//

Our Annual Reunion Memorial Banquet will be held in the ballroom of the Brown County State Park on Saturday evening 1800 hrs October 10, 2020. 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 with Champagne, 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 a buffet style with your choice of entree, beef, chicken, or fish. There will be a cash bar on site for those wishing to purchase wine, beer or spirits on their own during the banquet. Cost is $35 per person and you can sign up for the banquet by mailing your registration form.

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

Since our Reunion this year is in Indiana, Registration, of course needs to be as speedy as the Indy 500 cars."

STEP 1 - PRINT AND MAIL IN RESERVATION AND REUNION FORM WITH A CHECK OR CASHIERS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE PAYABLE TO THE 24th INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION (please do not send cash in the mail). ABSOLUTE DEADLINE is midnight, Saturday, September 15, 2020 as we must let the caterers know how many people will be attending the Memorial Banquet the following Monday.

Download and print the Reunion Registration Form here - (MS Word format) or (PDF format)

Send reunion registration form and check made out to:
24th Infantry Division Association
and mail to:

Lance Leitner
115 Lost Creek Court
Pekin, IL 61554

STEP 2 - RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM FROM THE HOTEL LISTED BELOW AND ENSURE YOU IDENTIFY THAT YOU ARE WITH THE 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION REUNION. OUR REUNION DATES ARE OCT 7 -11, 2020 Arriving on Wednesday and departing on Sunday. You may of course extend your stay if desired to enjoy this beautiful region even more. To reserve your room(s), either call the prefered hotel or send a check or money order to the address listed below. Prices listed INCLUDE all taxes. Cancellation policy for either hotel is 4pm 3 days prior to arrival. Any room cancelled inside of this policy, will be charged 1 night’s room and tax. There will be no charge if cancelled outside of the 3 days. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for Hotel Reservations to ensure you are in our discounted group block rate is noon Tuesday, September 24th. However, you may still make reservations at these hotels and ask for the discount after the deadline and they may honor it as long as they have rooms available. Be sure you mention that you are with the 24th Infantry Division Reunion!

Holiday In Express & Suites Columbus/Edinburgh
12225 North Executive Drive
Edinburgh, Indiana 46124
Phone 812-526-4919
 
October 7-11, 2020

approx.($95.00/night - including tax)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why is our reunion held in Columbus, IN this year?

Our annual reunions change locations each year to accomodate our members living in various locations across the Nation. The cities are planned in advance at least one year, sometimes a couple years ahead of time so our reunion planners can make adequate plans and negotiations with the hotels, etc. The Board of Directors traditionally make the recomendations at the Annual Members Meeting held during our reunions. We look for locations that have plenty of hotel space, friendly to military reunions and have at least one item of military interest such as a musuem, National Park with military history, a Fort, Naval or Air Base, etc. If you have an idea for a location please let us know and we would be glad to explore it! Our goal is to make the reunions accessible to the most possible members as well as keep the locations interesting, affordable and attempt to cover all geographic regions over time. You can see our past history of reunion locations here.

What airports are available close to Columbus, IN to fly into?

The closest airport is the Indianapolis International Airport. Major carriers that fly into this area are Air Canada, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest Airlines, Spirit, United Airlines, and Vacation Express. See https://www.indianapolisairport.com/ for more information

Can I opt to not attend the extra activities?

Absolutely! While we would love to have everyone join us for the excussions and events outside the hotel, we understand that some may not be able or desire to do these excursions. You can opt out of these by simply not selecting them on your registration form. Please be aware that due to our negotiations with the attractions that the special discounted rate is only through our registration form.

What else is there to do and see in the Columbus, Indiana area?

A good site to explore
https://columbus.in.us/