USS HANCOCK CV/CVA-19 ASSOCIATION
From the Hannah News
President's Message - September 2014
Volume 29 - Number 2- December - 2017
Can Do - Do Now!
Hello Shipmates, Associate Members,
The 2018 USS Hancock reunion will be here in just over five months. The reunion will be in Kansas City, Missouri,
Wednesday, May 23 thru Sunday May 27. Be sure to arrive a day or two early to explore the area around the hotel.
The reunion hotel is the Intercontinental on the Country Club Plaza, 401 Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri.
Be sure to check out the hotel online; it is spectacular. The hotel is located within the Country Club Plaza, a
picturesque district with multiple shopping opportunities (http://www.countryclubplaza.com).
The reunion tours offer history, military memories, and lots of fun. On Saturday, we will tour the National
World War I Museum. Our memorial service, under the direction of Chaplain Lew, will be at the museum. The website
for this National Museum is http://www.theworldwar.org.
Thursday's daytime tour will feature Kansas City, known as the city of fountains, (We have more fountains
than any other city in the nation ). This city tour will include the American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues
Baseball Museum. Thursday night's tour involves the New Dinner Theater where we will enjoy a very nice buffet dinner
then be treated to the live Broadway Musical "Sister Act". The production merited five Tony Award nominations.
Check out the New Dinner Theater at http://www.newtheater.com.
Additional tour information is listed on Page 8 in this issue of Hannah News.
A special item will be available for purchase at the ships store in Kansas City. It is a 24-oz beer mug engraved
with the USS Hancock logo. This beer mug will be for sale ONLY at the reunion due to the high cost of shipping.
We urge you to purchase this keepsake early because only 30 beer mugs will be available at a cost of $20.00
I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the 2018 USS Hancock CV/CVA 19 reunion in Kansas City, Missouri.
Fair Winds and Following Seas,
USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) Association.
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