Submitted by: Al Singleman, Jr. NJVC & Natl Membership Chair on 4/9/2014
Al Singleman, Jr.
NJVC & National Membership Chairman
NEWS-02: Washington DC Memorial Day Parade Information Submitted by: Al Singleman, Jr NJVC on 4/9/2014
1. We can have only 4 floats in the parade and the following bases are cleared to bring their floats. Nathanael Green Base/North Carolina, Columbus Base, Marblehead Base, and Rhode Island Base.
The parade staging area in on 7th Street between Independence Ave and Constitution Ave and the floats have to be there between 10 and 11 AM on Monday May 26, 2014. The parade starts at 2PM and ends around 4PM at 17th Street and Constitution Ave.
Floats will have passes to get through the police barricades. You can park your floats at the Hyatt Hotel at no charge. Any member of USSVI can march in the parade including wives who are Associate Members or Subvettes. The uniform of the day is black shoes and socks, black pants, white short sleeve shirt, black tie, vest if you have one and a ball cap or garrison hat.
We have about 22 seats on the floats and I am trying to use them for members who cannot walk the one mile length of the parade and wives who do not want to march.
2. I will not get the total Parade Package from the production company until about 3 weeks before the Parade. In the mean time I will be making maps, getting you information on the Metro stops and their locations, and other information to make it as easy as possible for you to get to the parade and back to the hotel and home safely. I will be sending each base that marches in the parade a standard photo model waiver sheet that has to be signed by everyone and sent back to me so they can use our pictures in the parade video and next years brochure and photos of this years parade.
3. The Hotel:
HYATT House200 Skidmore Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
NEWS-03: 50th Anniversary of USSVI Plaque Dedication Submitted by: Al Singleman, Jr NJVC on 4/9/2014
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004