Liberty Call – Albuquerque, New Mexico – September 7-10, 2023
The Reunion is set for September 7-10, 2023 at the Sheraton Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-843-7000 to make your reservations. Be sure you tell them you are with the USS Missouri BB-63 so you get your benefits and are part of the group. If there are any problems with your rooms, please let me know.
Missouri hotel guests will get a free breakfast each day. There is free parking at the hotel and shuttles to and from the airport will be available. You may cancel reservations 72 hours before check-in day and there will be no charge. Reservations must be made before August 6th to get the USS Missouri rate. No room guarantees after that date.
Thursday 9/7 – Check-in time is 3:00 PM or later, but the Hospitality Room will be open and manned at 1:00 PM. Please come to the Hospitality Room upon arrival to receive everything you will need for the reunion. If your room is not ready when you arrive, you may store your luggage in the Hospitality Room until it is ready. The evening meal will be on your own, but there will be shipmates in the Hospitality Room who can give you directions to area restaurants. The Hospitality Room will be open that evening until midnight for your enjoyment.
Friday 9/8 – There will be a TRAM ride up the side of the mountain (10,300’ elevation). Lunch will be on your own. The auction begins at 7:00 PM of special items. Prior to that will be an opportunity for you to bring your cruise book or any other special items from USS Missouri that you think others would like to see. Please respect all memorabilia, for it belongs to one of your shipmates. This will be from 8:00 – 9:00 PM.
Saturday Morning 9/9 – The Association Executive Committee will meet at 9:00 AM, followed by the General Business meeting at 10:00 AM. Everyone is encouraged to attend the General meeting. We will vote on the locations for the 2024, 2025 and 2026 reunions. Only members can vote, so make sure to pay your dues before Saturday. If you have any questions about either meeting or Plan of the Day please contact Jerry Miller or Larry Geyer. The Hospitality Room will be open from 12:00 noon until 4:30 PM.
Saturday Evening 9/9 – The Banquet Room will open at 6:00 PM with a cash bar. All shipmates are encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to dress up and have your photo taken. Dress will be
semi-formal (west coast.) We want everyone to feel conformable, but dress nicely (no tie required.) At 6:30 PM, all will take their seat and the Memorial Services will commence. Directly following the
Memorial Services, the meal will be served. There will be recognition of some of our shipmates following the meal. The banquet will end around 9:30 PM. Once the banquet is complete, we will move to the Hospitality Room.
Sunday 9/10 – Breakfast for Missouri hotel guest and say our farewells… until next reunion.
Three things you need to do to attend the reunion:
1) Be a member of the Association. There will be opportunity to pay your dues at the reunion.
2) Fill out the reunion registration form and email to: Jerry Miller at JJmUSN@aol.com
3) Reserve your room at Sheraton Albuquerque. (505) 843-7000 We also have a link to the hotel on our Facebook page. The deadline for hotel reservations is August 6.
If you have any questions, please contact Jerry at (417) 247-7744. Thanks to all our shipmates in advance, for making this a great reunion!