Registration and Shirt/Hat Forms available in March, 2020 - see below
(Updated 3/15/2020 - Reunion Registration Form)
HPRA 2020 REUNION - BOSTON -
by Steve Singlar
(photos have links)
DUE TO PRESENT SITUATION WITH
COVID-19, WITH INPUT FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MANY OF THE
MEMBERS, WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO
CANCEL THIS YEARS REUNION.
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
Look out Boston, the Hugh Purvis is back. Yes, the 2020
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
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
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...
Thursday we board the coaches at approximately 8 AM for a
tour of the historic Lexington and Concord battlefields.
https://www.nps.gov/mima/index.htm Traveling west form
this tour will follow the approximate route of Paul Revere on the night
of April 19, 1775.
We stop first in Lexington. Walk across
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
the detailed diorama of the skirmish.
Next, it’s on to Concord as the tour traces the route taken
the British on the fateful dawn and known today as “Battle
Entering Concord, pass the Wright Tavern where the British believed
that arms were hidden.
Then we stop at the Old North Bridge, believing
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
to the Charlestown Navy Yard, Home of the USS Constitution and USS
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
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 Libraryhttps://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.
In order to reduce the cost of the reunion we have opted not
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.
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