2021 REUNION CANCELED
Fellow Screaming Eagles,
It continues to be a difficult year for everyone as we continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19. This has created a great amount of uncertainty, making planning for events difficult, if not impossible. As there are still varied restrictions, travel and gathering guidance, infection rates and availability to the vaccine, it has made it difficult to lock down details for our annual reunion. Rather than provide incorrect information, we have delayed providing details until we were more certain of their accuracy.
After much discussion, the difficult decision has been made to not host the reunion in Tucson that was scheduled for later this year. We are in discussion with the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson to reschedule that reunion for August 2023. The Association had already committed to a reunion in Grand Rapids, MI at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel for August 2022 after being forced to cancel our 2020 reunion due to the pandemic. Rather than place our members at potential risk due to travel and gathering people from around the country, it seems that rescheduling until the situation is better is the best option with the least potential risk for our members.
Currently, the 101st Airborne Division is still planning to host its 2021 Week of the Eagles Celebration from the 21st to the 25th of June. This includes the ceremony for the Honorary Air Assault Badges for Vietnam Veterans as well as a recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Gulf War. They have set a tentative time frame of Memorial Day Weekend to announce a final decision as to whether they are going to be able to host the event due to COVID guidance from the CDC, Department of the Army as well as state and local restrictions. If they are permitted to host that event, we will encourage you to take part in this event if you feel like your risk of contracting the virus is lowered due to receiving vaccinations and your own personal health risk assessment. We will continue to operate with your safety and health in mind. We ask for your understanding and continued support.
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