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 President's Corner

Published in the April 2008 Ragged Irregular

The 2008 Reunion is just around the corner, June 24 to 29, in Fullerton California. This is a great time to bring the kids, grandkids or great grandkids because the hotel is located near Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm. One of the scheduled events is a trip to the famed Knotts Berry Farm Chicken Restaurant for dinner.

We will have the Hostility Room will be great for the veterans to catch up on old times and share stories. Is will be open the entire reunion and a few special events. The reunion schedule is as follows:

Wednesday June 25 Trip to the beautiful wine county of Temecula Valley.
OR -- Trip to the famous Catalina Island

Thursday June 26 Trip to The Planes of Fame Museum in Chino California. There is a memorial for the 91st that is worth seeing. Mick Hanou plans to fly in a P-38 and if there is interest, someone might get a ride in a P-51?? Dinner a Knott’s Berry Farm Chicken Restaurant.

Friday June 27 Tour of March Air Force Base, learning of their mission.
Evening: A special time with a Disneyland representative talking about the Nose Art on WWII aircraft. Tony Starcer painted nose
art on over 100 planes of the 91st.

Saturday June 28 Business meeting in the morning.
Morning trip to the Richard Nixon Library, in Yorba Linda, Ca. Banquet in the evening at the hotel.

Sunday June 29 Special trip to the Crystal Cathedral Church for the morning service.

All of you should consider attending this reunion, especially the veterans because we need their experiences and this gives the rest of us the opportunity to thank you for our current freedom.

We need more Volunteers for the reunion. One or more for each trip to get the people on the bus, and make sure we have the same people on the returning bus.

Also, we plan to have a story telling area and would like volunteers to tell of their experiences at Bassingbourn, as a POW or a special event.

Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact me at jshep91@earthlink.net or 714-970-5540.

Jim Shepherd, President- 91st BGMA