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The OPHSA 18th Annual Reunion, 2009

Members and guests attended the 18th annual reunion of the Outpost Harry Survivors Association held from June 11th through June 14th at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn.  Many arrived before the reunion, and stayed afterward making sightseeing trips in the Detroit MI area.

Thursday - June 11, 2009

  • Social Reception -- Following individual registrations, members gathered for a reception in the Regency Ball  Room for socializing.

  • Evening Event -- Following the Social Reception the attendees gathered in the Banquet Room for a Buffet Dinner and the evening's events.

Friday - June 12, 2009
  • Free Day -- All participants had a free day Friday to explore the greater Detroit Michigan area.  The hospitality room was open for relaxed socialization during the day and evening.

Saturday - June 13, 2009
  •  Memorial Service and Business Meeting
  • Each year during the reunion a special memorial service is held honoring fallen comrades.
  • Following the Memorial Service, President John Ferrara conducted the membership meeting. Following the invocation given by Chaplain Ed Hanrahan, the prior minutes and financial reports given by Secretary Treasurer E. Douglas Jones showed the association to be liquid were approved. The usual business matters were quickly covered. 

    Jerry Cunningham explained that due to lowering attendance and travel difficulties for members, that he would only have two more reunions.  Plans for the next reunion, to be held in the same hotel, the Hyatt Regency Dearborn with the final, 20th reunion to be held at Fort Stewart at Savannah GA -- where the first reunion was held.  Details for these last two reunions will be in future Survivor newsletters as they become available. 

    Several options to continue reunions were discussed and a motion was made to have a committee look into and suggest other options.  Again, details will be printed in future Survivor newsletters as they become available.
  • Preview of the Outpost Harry documentary Hold at All Costs

    A preview and discussion of the in-process Outpost Harry documentary Hold at All Costs was presented by Glenn Smith in the afternoon.

  • Banquet -- The day ended with a banquet, a speech by Major General Tony Cupolo, and the awards ceremony.

Sunday Morning - June 14, 2009

We Held

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