USS Evans DD 552 Reunion
May 7, 2011
Dear USS Evans Family and Friends,
cost of holding the reunions has become prohibitive with the limited
number of shipmates, family and friends who are able to attend,
no decision was made on the 2011 reunion at our business meeting
I was given
the task to determine if there is an affordable way we can still
meet and reunite every two years. One suggestion was to shorten
it: e.g. Come in Friday evening, have the memorial ceremony on
Saturday and leave for home on Sunday. That would still leave enough
time for the fellowship that is of such importance to those of
I am also
looking at "outside the box" solutions, such as finding some company – after
the economy improves – that would sponsor a meeting for
us. As those of us who attended the reunion in Washington found,
WWII veterans are finally being shown the respect of a grateful
nation they so richly deserve – our guys were literally treated
like rock stars during our tour of the WWII and FDR monuments.
post.) it is time for businesses to step up to the plate and
help them continue to hold their reunions.
Mike Staton and I will continue to search for a solution. Anyone
else with some ideas should e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-702-3515. I feel confident we will find a solution.