The dates are October 5th thru the 8th, 2006
Radisson Hotel Norfolk
700 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Reservations: (800) 333-3333
Many of us who were ported in
Norfolk, have not been back since leaving the Haynsworth or the
Navy. I'm pleased to report that the Norfolk we all knew is not
the Norfolk of today. The city has been dramatically
transformed. Come to this year's Reunion and be completely
The Radisson Hotel will
accommodate this year's reunion with room rates of $75.00 per
day. This rate is also available three days prior, as well as
three days following our reunion. I reserve a block of rooms
for the” early birds” who wish to show up prior to Thursday,
October the fifth. For those that come early, IF we muster up at
least 35 persons interested, we will tour Colonial Williamsburg
on Thursday October the fifth, leaving at 8:30
a.m. and returning at 4:30 pm, ready enough to meet those
registering that evening.
Colonial Williamsburg is a
completely restore and city, which is the birthplace Of Our
American Revolution. See the colonies Capitol Building, as It
was in the 18th century along with The Governor's Palace where
Britain's Governor to the colonies resided, plus much more of
our history. See where our founding fathers discussed the
unfair taxation, which prompted the drafting and signing of the
Declaration of Independence, much to the peril of all the
Friday October, the 6th
We will have a riding tour of Norfolk and learn about
its 350 year history. We will view the stately homes along the
Hague, old St. Paul's Church, the Moses Myer's house, the
Chrysler Museum of Art, the historic Freemason District, the
restored waterfront area, and many other points of interest.
Remember, Main and Granby streets?
The tour will end with a
memorial service aboard the USS Wisconsin, BB-64, for a recently
departed(and past) shipmates. This will be a wreath laying
ceremony on the fantail.
A historical note:
Haynsworth was one of the escort ships that accompanied the
Wisconsin through the Panamá Canal and into the war in the
From there we will explore the
adjacent NAUTICUS/Hampton Roads Naval Museum, followed by a
luncheon on the ship “SPIRT of Norfolk” and a cruise on
Elizabeth River to the Norfolk Naval Station in return.
Then we will visit the
MacArthur Memorial, which houses an outstanding collection of
artifacts, documents, photographs and memorabilia from the
General's life. The Pacific war period is especially
interesting. Both the General and his wife are interned there.
After the MacArthur Memorial visit. We were headed to Newport
News for a dinner/show entitled “Liberty Call, Liberty Call” at
the historic Boxwood Inn. Our busy day will end at 9:00 pm back
at the hotel.
Saturday, October 7th
From 9:00am to 1:00pm , we will visit the Norfolk Naval Station.
(Plans are not yet firm on a combat ship tour, hopefully, a
destroyer). After the tour, we will have lunch at Breezy Point
Officers Club. We will return to the Radisson, where we will
hold our Annual Business Meeting from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
At eight o'clock, we will have
on our Reunion Banquet in a beautiful New Orleans Room.
Sunday, October 8th
Our Farewell Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to NLT 11
More Reunion information will
be posted on our web site, as well as the May issue of the
newsletter along with the Registration Form.
Hope to see ALL of you there
for another great USS Haynsworth Reunion.
2 Surrey Court
Chambersburg, PA 17201-8756
Stay tuned and see
what else is planned for the 2006 REUNION