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The 2018 Reunion will be held in the Lexington, Virginia area. The dates are from September 17 through September 21, 2018.  Initial information is now posted.  ​​More details will be posted as they become available. 

The hotel we are using this time is the Robert E. Lee Hotel in downtown Lexington.  The website for the hotel is and the phone number is 540-461-8484.  The Reunion has a special rate of $119 per night.  There are limited rooms and if it fills up we will provide information for other hotels.  You must mention you are with the "USS Simon Lake Association" to make a reservation for these dates.  

The 3 closest airports are Roanoke Regional, Charlottesville and Lynchburg.  All are about 50 miles away with Roanoke being by major highway.  You will probably need to rent a car at the airport.  

The reunion cost will be $160 per person and will include (besides breakfast at the hotel) 2 lunches, 1 dinner, the bus transportation and all admissions on the tours.  All attendees should also bring an item for the gift basket raffle.  It could be something Navy or something from the area you live valued around $25.  This raffle is used to pay the hospitality expenses.  

If there are special diet needs, please contact us in advance.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Check in, renew or make new friendships, supper on your own.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 

0630 - 1000   Continental Breakfast Included.

1000 - 1030   Collect you local information packet.

AM                 Tour locally on your own

1200               VMI Alumni Building - Lunch - included

PM                  Tour locally on your own

Evening           Hospitality open

                        Dinner on your own

​Wednesday, September 19, 2018

0630 - 0830    Continental Breakfast Included.

0900                Board the bus

0930 - 1200     National D-Day Memorial tour

1200                Lunch - Liberty Station (self pay)

1330 - 1700     Tour Natural Bridge Virginia

Evening            Hospitality open

                         Supper on your own

​Thursday, September 20, 2018

0630 - 0930     Continental Breakfast Included.

1000                 Board the bus

AM                    Frontier Culture Museum

1200 approximately - Box lunch - included

PM                    McCormick Wayside Museum

1830                 Farewell dinner (included) site to be announced

                         Eight Bells ceremony and business meeting follow the dinner.

Friday, September 21, 2018

0630 - 1000     Continental Breakfast Included.

                        Have a safe trip home.

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