GR/MA Veteran Association


2019 Reunion




FLYER and HOTEL reservation information





SEPTEMBER 5 - 8, 2019


To be held at the Hilton Garden Inn which is located at 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway Springfield, Illinois 62703. Room rates are $110.00 per night, plus tax and includes breakfast. Hotel parking is complimentary. Reunion registration fee will be $145 per person and includes the following:


Welcoming Package with Name Badge, Itinerary, List of Attendees, & Local Information Thursday Reception Dinner


Saturday Banquet Dinner, Program, Meeting & Elections Hospitality Room Stocked with Snacks, Beverages & Cocktails all 3 Days


Call the Hilton Garden Inn at 217-529-7171 no later than August 5, 2019 to make your hotel reservations. Be sure to mention you are with the GR/MA Reunion to receive your group rate of $110 plus tax per night. These room rates are available, based on hotel availability 3 days before and 3 days after your event should you choose to extend your stay


Confirmation of Registration and Itinerary will be sent out by August 10, 2019.


If you have any photos or memorabilia from your service time, bring them with you to display and share in the hospitality room.


Optional Tour


Springfield City Tour Friday September 6th 8:30am-4:00pm Cost $22


The city tour will include Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb, Abraham Lincoln’s Home and his Presidential Museum. We will also visit the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Memorials. Lunch is included at the American Legion.


Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb The granite monument is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary and three of their four sons. (Lincoln’s oldest son, Robert, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.)


Lincoln Home National Historic Site The Lincoln Home has been completely restored to its 1860 appearance and reveals much about Lincoln as husband, father, neighbor and politician. Tours of this national treasure are conducted by National Park Service Rangers.


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum This state-of-the-art facility was carefully designed with exacting historical detail. Amazingly well-preserved artifacts tell the entire life story of our nation's 16th President. Dedicated to the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the Presidential Museum, unlike any other in the U.S., features high-tech exhibits, interactive displays, and multimedia programs, as well as a reproduction of the White House as it looked in 1861. The holographic and special effects theaters will entertain, educate and mesmerize you with ghostly images, live actors and high action. Witness the 1860 Presidential Election as though it were happening today, complete with television news coverage and campaign commercials. Items from the institution's world-class Lincoln Collection, numbering in the tens of thousands, are exhibited on a rotating basis in the Museum's Treasures Gallery, including an original hand-written copy of the Gettysburg Address, the evening gloves in President Lincoln's pocket the night he was assassinated, and the quill pen used to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.




For More Information Contact


Agnes Hayhurst

The Reunion BRAT






· By sending in the registration form you are agreeing to the cancellation policy

· A $20 per person cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations received within 30 days of the event.

· Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will be non-refundable.


· Cancellations can ONLY be requested over the phone at 360-663-2521. You will receive a cancellation number; no refund will be issued without this number. Please make sure to keep this number for verification of your cancellation.


Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn 3100 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Springfield, IL 62703

Room Rate: $110 plus tax and includes breakfast.

Reservations call: 217-529-7171.