TO: All in the LST and/or Amphibious Community
You are hereby ordered to report to Evansville, Indiana, for LST Week 2006! From September 5th thru 9th, Evansville will travel back in time and become a homefront city in 1943. Just some of the events planned are:
-- LST/Amphib reception at Casino Aztar (Sept. 6)
-- LST/Amphib reception on LST 325 (Sept. 7)
-- LST/Amphib banquet at Executive Inn ($25 on Sept. 8)
-- Discussion forum about the future of the LST/Amphib community
-- Local radio station to broadcast only music of WWII that entire week
-- Actor portraying President Roosevelt to give speech on LST
-- Tours of the Reitz Home Museum: docents will be in 1940s dress for LST Week
-- Tours of Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science (a fantastic LST display)
-- Visit to the monument erected at the WWII Evansville Shipyard site where 167 LSTs were built
-- General George Patton re-enactor to visit LST
-- WWII re-enactments
-- WWII military vehicles on display
-- Possible LCVP — Higgins boat — rides on Ohio River (subject to approval)
Conventioneers should feel free to come for the entire week or just the days of their choosing.
A block of rooms at a special rate is secured for LST/Amphib conventioneers at the Executive Inn in Evansville. Call toll free 1-877-424-0888 for reservations. Tell them you’re coming for the LST festivities. You can access information about the hotel at the website www.executiveinnevansville.com
For reservations to the September 8th banquet call the LST office at 1-812-435-8678 or email LST325@mikewhicker.com
LST Week 2006 is sure to be the most fun LST/Amphib gathering of all time!
Join us for this extra special event.