The 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation will host a WWI Centennial Symposium at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, starting at 7:00 PM, NOVEMBER 10, 2017.
In conjunction with the annual muster of the 116th Infantry Regiment we will sponsor this symposium about events of World War I. Scheduled participants are: Major General Timothy P. Williams, The Adjutant General of Virginia; CW4 Alexander F. Barnes (Ret) , Virginia National Guard Command Historian; Mr. William Walker, WWI lecturer, author, historian and educator; Dr. Edmund D. Potter, WWI historian; and BG Theodore G. Shuey, Jr. (Ret), author, former ADC 29th ID(L), and former Commander 116th Infantry Brigade. Included will be the airing of a new video about the 29th Division.
The event is open to the public as a sponsored historical education event. While admission is free donations are greatly appreciated and benefit the 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation, Inc. and its projects including the Stonewall Brigade Museum and support of the 116th Infantry Regiment “The Stonewall Brigade” (USARS).
In conjunction with the Annual Muster of the 116th Infantry Regiment, the Regiment will sponsor the Annual 116th Infantry Regiment 5K Race in Gypsy Hill Park. Race participants can register online, by mail, or in person, however those registering on the day of the event may not receive a race shirt. Participants will need to check in on the Armory Drill Floor prior to the start of the race. Check In and Same Day registration at the Howie Memorial Armory, 101 116th Regimental Rd, Staunton, VA. no later than 8:45 AM. Race starts at 9:00 AM.
Click 2017 5K Race Registration Informationto download the rachttp://www.active.com/staunton-va/running/distance-running-races/annual-116th-infantry-regiment-5k-2017?inte information letter.
Advance online or mail in registration is $35 per participant. On site Day of the Race registration is $40 per participant.Proceeds from the race go to support the 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation and the Stonewall Brigade Museum.
Our 2017 Tour will be take place September 27 – October 3. We will include Normandy, Bayuex and Paris on this year’s itinerary. Click this link to view the 2017 France Tour Flier with details and important dates for this tour. Touring “Omaha Beach” and surrounding areas of interest of WWII is a trip you will want to include on your “bucket list” and this is a great way to check it off!
It is with a heavy heart and sorrow that we report the passing of MSG (Ret) Frank Dillon, a great friend of the 116th Infantry Regiment and Foundation as well as an officer of the 29th Division Association, and key part of Post 64, as well as Chief of Operations for the Virginia Defense Force, passed away this past Sunday, 2 OCTOBER. RIP Frank … we’ll miss you immensely.
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