Aerial Rocket Artillery Association

2017 Reunion


The 20th Annual Reunion of the Aerial Rocket Artillery Association will be September 13 - 17, 2017.

This should be an exiciting reunion as Colonial Williamsburg is the center piece of the historic triangle consisting in part of the restored capital of Colonial Virginia. The area includes 88 original buildings, 100 acres of gardens, and the active practice of more than 30 historical crafts carried on by persons in period dress.

The remainder of the historical triangle includes the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown. Jamestown was settled in 1607 (long before the Pilgrims) and Yorktown was the site of the last battle of the Revoluntionary War. We are planning a guided bus tour of Jamestown on Friday morning, a no host lunch in Yorktown, and an afternoon tour of the Yorktown Battlefield and Museum. This is a must for history buffs.

For the Ladies of the Association there is the notorious Pottery - a sprawling collection of shops and treats.

Headquarters for the Reunion will be the Embassy Suites of Williamsburg. We have once again chosen Embassy Suites because they provide a complimentary cooked to order breakfast, a happy hour from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, reasonable rates, a hospitality suite where we can gather and have our own liquid refreshments and snacks, a central location, and 160 rooms. A special reservation code for ARA will be forthcoming.

There is so much to do in the Williamsburg area and I hope you will make plans to join us there. It is always good to renew old friendships, make new ones, and to share some more great stories. 

More details will be published here and in the newsletter as the come available. There are a few minor details remaining.

I hope to see you all in September.

Dave Borgeson