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by Steve Singlar
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There will be more information in the Maecu newsletter due out 3-23-2020.  If you already made hotel reservations, you need to call and cancel them (781-284-7200).  The on-line site may not allow you to do it.

   Look out Boston, the Hugh Purvis is back. Yes, the 2020 reunion will be held in Boston. Mark your calendar for Wednesday June 10 to Saturday June 13. We plan to stay at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel 407 Squire Road (Rt. 60) in Revere Ma.  This is the same hotel we used in 2008. The entire hotel has been remodeled since our last visit, but the Bisuteki Japanese Steak House is still on site.
     We have a room rate of $159/night (plus tax of course), including breakfast. There is free parking, free airport shuttle and Wi-Fi. The room rate applies from Sunday June 7 thru Monday June 15. . Wednesday evening is the manager’s reception open to all guests.   Call for reservations at (781)284-7200 and ask for the Hugh Purvis 2020 reunion rate. Or you can you can use this web link to make reservations on line...

      The reunion tours will include the following...

    Thursday we board the coaches at approximately 8 AM for a guided tour of the historic Lexington and Concord battlefields. https://www.nps.gov/mima/index.htm  Traveling west form Boston, this tour will follow the approximate route of Paul Revere on the night of April 19, 1775.

     We stop first in Lexington.  Walk across the Lexington Green and hear the story of the heroic men unfold as you stand surrounded by authentic pre-Revolution homes, and visit the plaques and monuments on the Green.  In the Visitor’s Center view the detailed diorama of the skirmish.

    Next, it’s on to Concord as the tour traces the route taken by the British on the fateful dawn and known today as “Battle Road”.  Entering Concord, pass the Wright Tavern where the British believed that arms were hidden.   

    Then we stop at the Old North Bridge,  believing that the soldiers were burning the town the militia descended from the hill and met up with the British on the bridge – never dreaming that the shots they were about to fire would signal the beginning of the revolution that would be felt around the world. Then the coaches will return us to Boston for lunch, on your own, at the Quincy Market Place.
     At approximately 1PM, board the coaches for a quick ride to the Charlestown Navy Yard, Home of the USS Constitution and USS Cassin Young.
We are planning for tours of the ships and some free time to spend in the museum. We are arranging for our memorial service to be held at the Navy Yard.

    We’ll return to the hotel around 4:30 and plan to have the annual meeting upon arrival.

  For Friday, we will board the coaches at approximately 8AM for a ride to the JFK Library https://www.jfklibrary.org/. There you will have 2 hours to tour the library and appreciate all the Kennedy history.  Since the JFK library café cannot accommodate such a large group, we will depart the library for a lunch location, to be determined. 
     After lunch the afternoon will be a choice of the John Quincy Adams family estate.

Or - The USS Salem CA-139, the only all gun heavy cruiser afloat.    Please note that all of the tours will require some walking and I can personally attest that the brow to the USS Salem is very steep.

    In order to reduce the cost of the reunion we have opted not to have a reunion gift and the association will pay for the tour guides for the trip to Lexington/Concord.

    Our banquet will be held at the hotel with a cocktail hour beginning at 6PM and dinner at 7PM. Dinner choices will be London Broil or Baked Stuffed Chicken. If you have special dietary needs, please notify me ahead of time.

2020 HPRA REUNION FORMS and Other Information (select)...

2020 Boston Reunion Registration Form

2020 Reunion Golf Shirt & Hat Ordering Information

2020 Reunion T-Shirt Order Form - IN PROGRESS - Stay tuned...

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