The Graybeards - KWVA - Korean War Veterans Association

The Graybeards - KWVA - Korean War Veterans Association

✯ Sept. 22 - 26, 2004 ✯ ✯ ✯ Knoxville, TN

Go through the tunnel to Henley Street

Go to the second traffic light (at Church Avenue) - turn left

The Hotel is one (1) block up on the left

✯ Traveling South on 1-75 (1-275 South):

Take 1-275 South to Knoxville

Follow signs for 441 South/Henley Street

Go through the tunnel to Henley Street

Go to the second traffic light (at Church Avenue) - turn left

The Hotel is one (1) block up on the left

✯ Traveling West on 1-40:

Take Exit #388A (James White Parkway) - this will exit left

Take first exit off of James White Parkway (at Summit Hill)

You will come to a stop sign at Summit Hill - turn right

Go to the fourth traffic light (Locust Street) - turn left

The Hotel is three (3) blocks up on the left


✯ Wednesday, September 22

1:00pm - 6:00pm Reunion Registration open

Hospitality Room open

✯ Thursday, September 23

7:30am - 8:30am Reunion Registration open

9:00am - 2:00pm City Tour/Lunch Cruise

(description follows)

2:30pm - 4:30pm Reunion Registration open.

Additional hours will be posted at

the reunion if necessary.

✯ Friday, September 24

7:00am - 8:30am Full Breakfast Buffet

8:30am - 11:30am Board Meeting

9:00am - 3:45pm Ladies Tour (description follows)

1:30pm - 5:00pm General Membership Meeting

✯ Saturday, September 25

7:00am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast (fruit, cereals,

yogurt, breads, juice, & coffee / tea)

8:45am - 4:30pm Museum of the Appalachia/

Oak Ridge (description follows)

6:00pm - 7:00pm Cash Bar

7:00pm - Banquet begins

✯ Sunday, September 26

Farewells and Departures

Tour Descriptions

City Tour/Lunch Cruise

Thursday, September 23

Enjoy a guided driving tour of Knoxville, historic capital of the

Southwest Territory. Stop at the McClung Museum to see one of

the country’s finest exhibits of American Indian artifacts recovered

in the southeastern United States. Other points of interest

include the World’s Fair Site of 1982, Alex Haley Square, the

University of Tennessee campus, and the Gateway Regional

Visitor’s Center. Lunch, featuring baked chicken, will be onboard

Star of Knoxville Riverboat. Enjoy a relaxing sightseeing cruise

down the Tennessee River on an authentic 325-passenger stern

wheel riverboat.

9:00am board bus, 2:00pm back at the hotel

$58/Person includes bus, guide, and lunch cruise.

Ladies Tour

Friday, September 24

Board bus for Pigeon Forge, the friendly resort nestled in the

Great Smoky Mountains, and host to more than ten million visitors

a year. Learn the history of this area and how it has developed

into one of the country’s finest vacation spots. On the way, we’ll

stop at Douglas Dam Overlook for a beautiful view and then some

free time at Sugarland’s Visitation Center. For lunch and shopping,

we’ll head for Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall. You’ll find

everything from Samsonite, Reebok, and Isotoner to Oneida,

Polo, and Liz Claiborne. There’s something for everyone, and

there’s plenty of room on the bus for your purchases! Leave your

man at the hotel for the business meeting, while you take his wallet

to Pigeon Forge! On the way back, we’ll see Dolly Parton’s

statue in her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee.

9:00am board bus, 3:45pm back at hotel

$31/Person includes bus and guide. Lunch on your own.

Museum of the Appalachia/Oak Ridge

Saturday, September 25

Begin the morning with a drive to the Museum of Appalachia

located in Norris. This nationally acclaimed farm/village complex

pays tribute to the early pioneers who settled the Big Valley of

east Tennessee in the 1700’s. The sixty-five acre museum includes

dozens of authentic log structures, a large display building, an

extensive craft and antique shop, and the Appalachian Hall of

Fame. Enjoy the self-guided tour, some gift shopping, and a great

lunch with entertainment. The buffet lunch consists of BBQ pork,

chicken, rolls, slaw, beans, iced tea, lemonade, and cookies.

During lunch watch and listen to the live band playing music of

the era and area! After lunch, embark on a brief driving tour of

Oak Ridge, home of the WWII Manhattan Project, on your way to

the American Museum of Science and Energy. This is one of the

world’s largest energy exhibits presented through interactive displays,

films, and live demonstrations. Learn the story of the

Manhattan Project, code name given to a massive wartime effort,

which produced the world’s first atomic weapons. Oak Ridge was

built in 1942 under cloak of great secrecy during WWII. The city

went from 3,000 residents to 75,000 almost overnight and three

manufacturing plants were constructed to develop a technology

that ended the war. Your visit will include a self-guided tour of the

museum and time to browse the gift shop.

8:45am board bus, 4:30pm back at hotel

$60/Person includes bus, guide, admissions, and lunch.

Driver and guide gratuities are not included in the tour prices.

Please plan to be at the bus boarding area at least five minutes

prior to the scheduled time.

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