The reservation information is as follows:
An advance deposit or credit card guarantee for the first night's room and tax is due by Wednesday, October 25 2023.
* * * Individuals must identify themselves as part of 2nd Battalion First Marines Annual Reunion at the time of making reservations in order to be eligible for the special group rate * * *
Please call toll-free (800) 345-9995 or local (619)-222-6440 to make reservations or go to: www.thedana.com
The rate is $199 per night.
Reunion (check-in) will start on November 8th
and run until (check-out) November 13th
The Annual Reunion is being held this year in San Diego, California. The Dana resort hotel located on Mission Bay will serve as our Headquarters for the reunion. It is a super property, and the amenities are great.
The cost of the hotel this year is $199 (plus tax) per day. This price includes two coupons per day for a free breakfast buffet with a dedicated omelet chef. The resort fee of $32 per day has been waived for us along with any parking fee (usually $30 per day).
Reservations for the reunion can be made by clicking on the link on our Website at:
Or you may call 800-445-3339 to reach the reservations department and Mention "2nd Battalion First Marines Annual Reunion" to insure the discounted rate.
Our excursion this year will be on November 9th combining a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial in La Jolla followed by a visit to Camp Horno, home of the 1st Marine Regiment.
At Mt. Soledad, we will dedicate a plaque commemorating the Vietnam service of the Veterans of the 2d Battalion First Marines. The plaque looks great. It is composed of similar material used on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, DC and is located at one of the best viewing spots at the Mt. Soledad Memorial. The view from the memorial site is fantastic with a panorama of San Diego and the Bay.
Following the dedication at Mt. Soledad, we will travel to Camp Horno for lunch at the 1st Marines chow hall. After lunch we will conduct a plaque dedication at the 1st Marines Memorial Garden.
The plaque dedication honors the 2/1 Marines and attached personnel (Two women Marines and an Army staff sergeant) who were KIA by terrorists at the Kabul airport during a
humanitarian evacuation mission.
Following the dedication, and a side trip to the 1st Marines PX for those who are interested, we will travel back to The Dana. The inclusive cost of the motor coach travel and lunch at the 1st Marines chow hall will be $16 per person.
Access to Camp Horno has restrictions that we must follow. In advance of the excursion, we will need to have the names for each participant by October 15, 2023. Once we have a complete list of excursion attendees Tim Dunn will contact you to get any further pertinent information required to gain access to the base.
Friday, November 10th, we will host our 2nd Annual Ladies Luncheon. It will be held this year at The Dana. The association is subsidizing most of the lunch cost with a charge of $15 per person for those attending.
Also, on Friday evening, we will celebrate the Marine Corps 248th birthday in the hospitality room with the cutting of a birthday cake and the singing of the Marine Corps Hymn.
Saturday will be a free day for y'all to go and do whatever you want. The hotel has two swimming pools which are heated to 82 degrees for those wishing to just relax by the pool. The restaurant on the premises has a great menu.
This year's banquet meal on Sunday, November 12, will be a buffet style meal. It will include a choice of summer greens or Caesar salad, and entrées of Pork Loin, Lasagna, and Penne
Primavera with potatoes and a vegetable medley and rolls, butter, coffee & water. Dessert will consist of our delicious birthday cake.