Are you ready to mark your calendars? Excitement is building as the planning moves forward for the next United States Army Chaplaincy Corps Regimental Association (USACCRA) 2016 Reunion! The dates are set, the city is selected, and the hotel is contracted.
The 2016 USACCRA Reunion is scheduled for 26-29 October 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. The reunion will be held in the historic Menger Hotel which located across the street from The Alamo. The theme of the Reunion is “Telling Our Story.”
San Antonio is a bustling, historical city. Although San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the nation with the population of 1.4 million, it is known as “a large city that feels like a small town.” It dates back to the May 1st, 1718 when Franciscan missionaries and the Spanish crown established the first mission along the San Antonio River. The mission was called Mission San Antonio de Valero. Five other missions followed. That first mission later became known as The Alamo. The Alamo is number one on every visitor’s list; three to four million visitors from all over the world walk through its doors each year.
Not only historically significant, the city is a modern metropolis which offers unimaginable opportunities for millions of visitors each year. Following close behind The Alamo is the famous River Walk. The River Walk originally began as a result of a plan to protect down town San Antonio from flooding. Now it is a 15 mile long city park which draws visitors from everywhere across the world.
On July 5 of this year, the five missions in San Antonio were in scripted as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the only World Heritage site in Texas and the 23rd in the United States. This designation has increased exponentially the number of international visitors to San Antonio.
Known as “The Military City,” San Antonio is home to more than 500,000 military members, federal civilians and their families. The State of Texas and the city of San Antonio welcomes all military members and retirees to the city with open arms. You can click on the attached link to learn more about San Antonio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyD6zGWjPzE
As you can tell, the local USACCRA group is excited to host the 2016 Reunion. As we grow closer to the date, we will introduce you to more and more details of our planning.
After the first of the year we will provide you with the link to make your hotel reservations and register for the Reunion. In the meantime, review the attached link and begin getting excited with us! Begin by blocking 26-29 October your calendar. We look forward to welcoming you to San Antonio!