Endless Reasons to Visit the Nation’s Capitol
Most military reunion groups have visited our Nation’s Capital at some point, and many have visited multiple times for good reason. Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. has planned so many reunions and major events in Washington DC since 1988 it is hard to count them all. In 2014 we hosted the Korean War Veterans Association and the Korean War Ex-POW Association for the 60th Korean War anniversary celebrations on the Mall. That was quite a feat with the complete lockdown of the Mall due to President Obama’s presence at the Korean War Memorial, requiring multiple meetings with White House Secret Security. Thankfully the Mall opened back up to the public later that same day as we moved in over 1,000 vets and family members for the 196th Light Infantry Brigade’s memorial service at the Vietnam Memorial.
In 2012 we planned the Centennial Celebration of Marine Corps Aviation, in conjunction with an event we have long planned – the Marine Corps Aviation Association’s Annual Symposium. We have already booked the Americal Division reunion for 2023 in order to visit the new National Museum of the US Army, and we have gotten requests from many smaller groups to do the same. The year after the World War II Memorial opened, we hosted 18 reunions in DC from 50 to 2,000 attendees – that was the peak year in our thirty-plus years of planning reunions in DC.
Next year is a special and important one for all reunion groups. 2023 is the 20th anniversary of the War in Iraq, our first troops deployed to Iraq in March of 2003. If there is one common goal all reunion associations have in common after the pandemic – it’s to recruit the next generation of young veterans so your association lives on and continues holding reunions. It’s hard to think of a better opportunity to do this than a 20th Anniversary of Iraq Reunion in DC.
No matter what branch of the service your group is from, let AFR guide you to the perfect reunion in our Nation’s Capital. Give us a call today to talk about your initial plans and how to set up the most successful reunion your association has held yet.
If your group is 100 attendees or less, get started by going to BookMyReunion.com/Washington-DC and submit the Get A Proposal form. THE best hotels in the DC area for a military reunion will reach out directly to you within a few days. We have partnered with them all for over 30 years and each of these hotels accept AFR’s Risk Free Military Reunion Hotel Contract, with No Room Attrition or Food & Beverage Minimums! Get the best for your members while protecting your association from unnecessary risk in the hotel contract, and just make your life easier! There’s no need to work through a Convention or Visitors Bureau and get 10 or more proposals. Hit the Easy Button and work with The National Reunion Bureau – Armed Forces Reunions, Inc.