Bastogne Guest Speaker – Lt Gen Robert Caslen

The Chapter is Pleased to Announce that Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. 
the 59th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point
will be the 2016 Bastogne Banquet Guest Speaker

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We are also excited to announce that the Oral History Department of West Point has been notified of the Banquet Weekend activities and will be on site at West Point during the weekend to record interviews the WWII veterans and others.

We look forward to a great weekend with our extended group of friends!

In Memoriam – Ray Hoy

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ray Hoy, Honorary Life Member of the McAuliffe Chapter and British Paratrooper

Bolton PRA - The Pathfinders!Ray and his comrades from the Bolton & District Parachute Regimental Association attended the Bastogne Banquet weekend in 2015. Ray received his honorary life membership a few days before passing away on November 2, 2016. We send our condolences to Ray’s family and friends, and are grateful that we were able to get to know him at the Bastogne Banquet last year.

 

Bastogne Banquet Weekend 2016

The 2016 Bastogne Banquet Weekend
Celebrating the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
will be held Thursday, December 1st – Sunday, December 4th
at The Thayer Hotel at West Point
674 Thayer Road, West Point, New York (NY) 10996

UPDATED – Schedule of Events (as of 11/20/16)

Thursday, December 1st
1:00 pm          Hospitality Room Opens (Eisenhower Room)
Midnight         Hospitality Room Closes

Friday, December 2nd
12:00 pm        Hospitality Room Opens (Eisenhower Room)
5:00 pm          Raffles & Camaraderie in the Hospitality Room
6:00 pm          Hors D’oeuvres in the Hospitality Room (Special Thanks to the Knapps!) 
Midnight         Hospitality Room Closes

Saturday, December 3rd
12:00 pm        Hospitality Room Opens (Eisenhower Room)
4:00 pm          Last Call in Hospitality Room
4:30 pm          Hospitality Room Closed while Attendees Dress for Dinner
5:30 pm          Dining Room Opens (Cash Bar)
6:00 pm          Bastogne Banquet & Candle Lighting Ceremony Call to Order
                         Featuring Guest Speaker Lt Gen Robert Caslen
After Dinner   Pistol Raffle in the Hospitality Room
Midnight         Hospitality Room Closes

The Chapter is pleased to announce that Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr., the 59th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point will be the guest speaker during the Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening. 

The Bastogne Weekend ends with the closing of the Hospitality Room on Saturday evening. There are a number of Sunday activity options for those wishing to conclude the weekend in the West Point area. Please see the list of area activities (including free West Point Holiday concert) listed at the end of this page if you are interested in exploring the area further.

Sunday, December 4th – Breakfast Available for Purchase at Hotel
7:00 am – 10:30 am        Breakfast Buffet in MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant (Lobby Level, at your own expense) No reservations are taken for the Breakfast Buffet, seating is not guaranteed.
10:30 am – 2:30 pm        Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch Served in MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant $39.95 per person, Reservation Suggested, 845-446-4731, Ext. 7929 View Menu


We are happy to announce that the group of veterans of the Bolton & District Parachute Regimental Association from Manchester, England are returning to visit this year.
Their service experience ranges from WWII to the Suez service and the Falklands War.

Bastogne Banquet

 


Banquet Fee
Please make check payable to:
Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe NY-NJ Chapter, 101st Abn Div Assn.

  • $65 Adults (Includes Hospitality Room for the Entire Event)
  • Children’s Tickets Availabe at a Reduced Cost (Please email 101stairbornenynjchapter@gmail.com for more information)

Checks can be mailed to:
Jim Agins
33 Sunset Blvd
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690

Hotel Reservations – To reserve a room, call the Thayer BEFORE NOVEMBER 7!
The Thayer Hotel has a block of rooms available for the 101st Airborne
Bastogne Banquet Guests.
Room Rate is $109 (+ tax and facilities fee). Be sure to mention the 101st Airborne
event when booking rooms to ensure you receive this group room rate.
1-(800)-247-5047 or (845)-446-4731
info@thethayerhotel.com

Bastogne Banquet


West Point Area Activities

West Point Holiday Show – USMA Band
1:00 pm – Saturday December 3rd and
1:00 pm – Sunday, December 4th
Eisenhower Hall, West Point
FREE
View USMA Band Website
For concert information, cancellations and updates call the
West Point Band’s hot line at (845) 938-2617

West Point Visitor Center & Museum
Open Daily 9:00 am – 4:55 pm
View Museum Website

West Point Guided Tour
(845) 446-4724
One Hour Tour
Stops at: Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, Battle Monument & The Plain
Walking Time (Off Bus): approximately 45 mins
Adults: $15 , Children (2-11): $12
Friday – 10:30am ; 11:45am ; 1:30pm
Saturday & Sunday – 10:30am ; 12:00pm ; 1:30pm ; 3:00pm

Brotherhood Winery (Tours, Tastings, Cafe, Mansion, Art Space)
100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville, NY 10992
(845) 496-9001
Saturday Brunch 12:00pm – 4:00pm – Reservation Required
Sunday Brunch 12:00pm – 4:00pm with live music – Reservation Required
Friday & Sunday Prime Rib Special $14.95 – Reservation Required
Visit Website

Benmarl Winery Tours & Tastings
156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, NY 12542
(845)-236-4265
Visit Website

Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Thayer Hotel – For Purchase
MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant (Located on Lobby Level)
$39.95 Per Person, Served From 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
View Menu

Bear Mountain Ice Rink – Weather Permitting
Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986
(845) 786-2701 x266
Friday 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 11:30 am; 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm; 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm; 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm;
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (NO 8 pm on Sundays)
Adults (12+): $5.00; Children (4 – 11): $4.00; Skate Rental: $4.00
Rink is outdoors and uncovered so dress warmly!
View Website

Bear Mountain Zoo
55 Hessian Drive, Highlands Falls, NY 10928
(845) 786-2701
Open 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Daily
$10 parking per vehicle; $1 Suggested Donation Admission
View Website

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Call in Advance for Group Tours
374 Temple Hill Road (Route 300)
Town of New Windsor, NY
(845) 561-1765
1-877-28HONOR
View Website

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-1765
View Website

Bastogne Banquet Weekend

If you have any additional questions, please e-mail 101stairbornenynjchapter@gmail.com

You’re Invited!

Official Bastogne Banquet Weekend 2016 Invitation

Screaming Eagles, family and friends, please see the below official Bastogne Banquet Weekend invitation. ALL ARE WELCOME to this annual event.

Please be sure to make hotel reservations at the Thayer Hotel by the 7th of November to ensure the group rate for the A101! We hope to see you all at the Saturday evening banquet dinner and memorial candle lighting ceremony.

Please continue scrolling down the page or CLICK HERE to see the full post regarding the Bastogne Banquet Weekend Schedule of Events, West Point Area Activities and more. All the information you need is there!

If you still have any questions after reading the full event post, please feel free to reach out via
e-mail to our chapter email address 101stairbornenynjchapter@gmail.com. We are here to help, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

invite_forwebsite_front_110116Bastogne Banquet Weekend 2016 Invitation

August 27, 2016 Meeting Reminder

Reminder to Chapter Members and Friends!
Next Chapter Meeting
American Legion Post 261
 

All are welcome! Lunch, soda and beer served at every meeting.

The group will begin planning for the Annual Bastogne Banquet Weekend at this upcoming weekend. We hope to see you all there!

Get Directions to American Legion Post 261

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic Recap

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic Recap

Thank you to all the Chapter members and friends that attended the 2016 Vietnam Memorial Picnic at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, NJ.

Members and friends enjoyed a heartwarming memorial service, delicious food and friendship. Thanks again to all those who donated food, beverages and their time in order to make this picnic a great success.

We look forward to another great event next year!

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic

2016 Vietnam Memorial Picnic

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic

Chapter Members and Friends during the Heartfelt Remembrance Ceremony

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic

Food and Drinks Shared among Friends at the Picnic