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July 30-31

August 1-2, 2009

Fairfield Inn and Suites

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

 

Our 2009 Reunion was a great success thanks to our hosts:

Fayne and Beatrice Haynes

Janice and Jim Bellamy

Anita and Randy Stanley

Don and Eileen Haynes

Melvin Haynes

Avery and Sara Sanders

Dianne and Jimmy Kelton

Steve and Judy Sanders

Candice and Matt Northcutt

Melissa and Tony Galligani

Chloe and Celina Northcutt

At our business meeting the group voted to come back to Murfreesboro next year.  The dates are July 29‑Aug 1, 2010.  Janice Bellamy and Dianne Kelton agreed to help organize for another year.

 

Fifty-two people attended the dinner - and everything went well.  Dinner was provided by Lamb's Catering Service. The cost was $10.00 per person. The country cooking was great!

 

Singer, Robin Gwaro, sang “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill dedicated to the veterans that lost their lives in combat along with the ones that have died since.

 

We played the DVD "Before you Go” (http://www.beforeyougo.us/play_byg) dedicated to thanking World War II veterans for their service. Plaques of Appreciation were presented to the veterans and their family members.

 

Robin Gwaro then sang about a mother who wrote to her son every day telling him to come home even though he was missing in action.   Two years later a car drove up and in it was her son.  Mom met him and asked him what he was doing.  He stated he was doing what she had wrote and told him to do, come home.  Robin then sang "Born in the USA" to perk us all back up again.

 

News of the reunion made the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal’s front page. We also had an article in The Reader. It was a surprise. While we were visiting our museum here, the people came in, took photographs and wrote a short story.

 

See our upcoming Fall 2009 newsletter for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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