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OK, guys and gals.  Here we go with the 2019 New Orleans Reunion.  We’re just getting started but we do have a hotel. It’s the beautiful Holiday Inn Downtown-Superdome at 330 Loyola Ave. It is a new, multi-story hotel with all the amenities, pool, gym, attached parking garage, adjacent, open parking lot, on the streetcar line, close to the Superdome and all the fun things to do in New Orleans. And only 15 miles from Louis Armstrong International airport.


The official dates are from Wednesday, September 18th through Saturday, September 21st with check-out on Sunday morning the 22nd.


Remember the reunion is a two step process: A hotel room reservation and the reunion reservation use the form link below.


Guest room reservations can be made by calling 800.535.7830 toll free or 504.581.1600 and requesting the group USS MARS REUNION.  Reservations can also be made by visiting http://www.hi-neworleans.com/  and typing in our group code which is UMGOur nightly rate is $139.00 which includes 2 free breakfasts per room.  There is a deposit required and of course, state and local taxes apply.  Any reservations must be cancelled at LEAST 7 days prior to arrival.

I will be putting together a registration form as soon as our planned daily activities are firmed up and following up with more information as we get closer to our event.  I’ll attach a POD when the registration form is completed.  New Orleans is a great tourist destination city and there is so much to do and see.  Our reunion promises to be a lot of fun so contact your shipmates and encourage them to come along. Start making plans now and remember, you can always call me directly if you have any questions. 713.899.5035. See you there!


Ed Biddle



Plan of the Day for the 2019 New Orleans Reunion

Registration form for 2019 Reunion click here.





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