Total attendance of this year's 507th Parachute Infantry Association Reunion
held at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel exceeded 200 including forty
507th PIR World War II Veterans.
Attached are two PDF formatted documents which hopefully capture the essence
of the 5 day gathering of 507th PIR veterans, family and friends of the
regiment. The first attachment is a photo summary of events including:
- The film premiere of "Papa Said - We Should Never Forget"
- The Grand Opening of the 507th PIR Exhibit at the Museum of Aviation
- Award of the "Army Freedom Salute" to all 507th PIR WWII Veterans
- The Westminster Schools 5th grade student program: "Lest We Forget... A
Tribute in Song & Verse"
- The 2008 Reunion Banquet
- General shots of people enjoying each other's company
The second attachment was created from a website that carried the Macon
Telegraph Article regarding the veterans being the center of attention
during the 507th PIR Exhibit Grand Opening in the Museum of Aviation's new
World War II Hangar.
Hopefully, by the end of this week we will have completed loading of the
best of the photos shared by attendees. An UPDATE #2 email will be sent to
this distribution list with the website location and specifics for online
viewing, downloading and ordering of hardcopy prints, etc.
On behalf of the volunteer core reunion support team, we want to express a
special thanks to The Museum of Aviation, The Westminster Schools, 1st BN
(Airborne), 507th PIR at Ft. Benning, Maxine Schwartz (sculptress of
Geronimo and Ken Williams) and SaluteAmerica, Inc., whose support helped
made this year's reunion so very special.
We can't wait - Columbus / Ft. Benning in 2009...