Dear Shipmates, Family & Friends,
In the past we have neglected information “from” the USS RICH Website. We need to pay attention to the requests we get.
Should you have answers to the questions, please take the time to answer. We want to use the website for the exchange of information, as well as telling the story of the USS RICH.
A word about the D-Day Memorial in Bedford (see ENCLOSURE 1). They, like the rest of the country, are experiencing financial difficulties. If you can afford it, send a donation to National D-Day Memorial Foundation, 202 E. Main St, Bedford VA 24523 to help cover the cost of our gathering this year. Your donation is tax deductible. The up-coming 65th celebration of the Normandy Invasion of June 1944 is to be a big event. There will be a two day conference at Liberty University in nearby Lynchburg preceding a large-scale commemoration on 6 June at the Memorial, marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day. A hospitality tent will provide veterans the opportunity to gather and reconnect with wartime buddies. On the night of 6 June, the nine-acre memorial site will be illuminated with more than 4,400 luminaries in honor of the 4,392 Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen who lost their lives on 6 June 1944 in Operation Overlord. Five hundred of the luminaries will be placed along the Necrology Wall on the night of June 6th in tribute to the D-Day fallen. Luminaries are sponsored by friends or relatives at the cost of $20 each... to help with the cost of the Celebration.
participate in remembrance of the D-Day invasion of 65 years ago, Ed
Black and Dot Cole will be taking a nine day tour
of Normandy with Dr. and Mrs. Ranney, who are
conducting the tour. As advertised in the brochure, “Join us on one of
these outstanding tours featuring the major battlefields of Normandy,
Northern France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Tours are geared to
accommodate the WWII Veteran population. Everyone is welcome on this
tour.” Should any of you be interested in joining Ed & Dot,
contact Rupiper Travel & Tours (888-414-4177) and they will reserve a
place for you at a cost of $3,095 per person.
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