3The reunion is booked at the Comfort Suites Beachfront from 2 to 5 November 2017.
This new hotel offers very nice Oceanfront Suites for a great price, a hospitality
room on the 15th floor, stocked as we please, and many other perks. We will also
have raffles, tours, giveaways, tshirts and hats for sale, and many many more fun
things for our reunion!! You can book your hotel room directly with the hotel by
calling 757-491-2400 and mention the USS Harry E. Yarnell room block which starts
at $84 per night which includes breakfast. They also have two 2 bedroom penthouse
suites for $179 if you are bringing your family and one 1 bedroom penthouse suite
for $129 per night.
The last reunion we had the Tiki Bar Band play for us after the banquet. They were
so popular we voted to do away with the formal banquet and use the money for a
relaxed setting with sandwiches, wings, snack and vegie trays while listening
and dancing to the Tiki Bar Band.
Once more, we will have a graduated Reunion Fee starting at $50 per person and run
until the end of March. This Reunion Fee is fully refundable and guarantees your
Reunion Gift. In April the Reunion Fee goes up to $65 per person and will remain
the same until the end of August, however it is not refundable but you are
guaranteed a Reunion Gift. In the beginning of September the Reunion Fee will
increase to $80 per person, is not refundable, and Reunion Gifts are not
guaranteed. The Reunion Fee goes towards entertainment, food for Friday and
Saturday night, as well as stocking the hospitality suite with snacks and drinks
for the entire weekend. Your early registration will help me to plan a fantastic
reunion without wasting HEYVA Funds. To Register:
Once registered, drop your check in the mail to the below address:
Please make your check payable to: USS Harry E. Yarnell Veterans
Association or HEYVA and mail to:
212 Webb Street
Hertford , NC 27944
Or, you can pay your Reunion Fee, T-Shirts, and Tours by credit card or Paypal
T-SHIRT ORDERS MOVED TO HERE:
BELOW TOUR IS $59 PER PERSON. WE MUST HAVE 30 PEOPLE SIGNED UP AND PAID BY
THE 4TH OF OCTOBER IN ORDER TO BOOK THIS TOUR!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
• Board the motor coach with your guide to enjoy beautiful views of the
Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay as you learn about the history of
Virginia’s largest city and get the pulse on current day in Virginia Beach.
See the First Landing Cross at Cape Henry where the English colonists first
came ashore in 1607 prior to settling at nearby Jamestown. Walk out on the
overlook to see where the bay and the ocean meet, and where the famous Battle
of the Capes took place during the Revolutionary War.
• Enjoy a stop at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792, this lighthouse
was active until the late 1800’s and is currently a Virginia Historic Landmark.
Guests may choose to climb to the top of the Lighthouse (small admission fee,
pay on own) or shop in the gift shop for all things Lighthouse related. Ride
down the resort strip, see the historic Cavalier Hotel as well as the Tidewater
Veterans Memorial, a unique structure which pays homage to veterans everywhere.
• Tour the Norfolk Naval Base, which is part of Naval Station Norfolk - the
largest naval installation in the world. Home port to 59 ships, ranging in
size from aircraft carriers to submarines, 18 aircraft squadrons and
headquarters of the Atlantic Fleet, this naval complex occupies over 8,000
acres of land and is home to more than 70,000 military personnel. A Navy
personnel will board the coach and take you past the 14 piers, through the
Naval Air Station, and the historic homes built for the 1907 Jamestown
Exposition on “Admiral’s Row” which now house the flag officers.
• Next visit Nauticus, a unique and thriving campus of visitor attractions
that explores the economic, naval, and natural powers of the sea. Features
here include a series of interactive exhibits, 3D, high-def films in the
250-person theater, and aquariums of marine life. Also housed here is the
Hampton Roads Naval Museum, one of ten museums officially operated by the
U.S. Navy. Highlights of the naval battles and exhibits of detailed ship
models, artwork, and memorabilia are showcased throughout. While there, enjoy
lunch on your own at the Nauticus café.
• A true highlight of any visit to Nauticus is a self-guided tour of the
Battleship Wisconsin, one of the famous Iowa-class ships. This great ship
saw action in WWII, the Korean War and most recently in the Persian Gulf War.
The Wisconsin is permanently berthed beside Nauticus where it is accessed by
a connecting walkway. Explore the main deck and recently opened portions of
the interior to learn about this famous ship, those who fought and served on
board and the role that this mighty warship has played in the defense of our
• End the tour with a stop at Doumar’s, home of the world’s first ice cream
cone machine. Abe Doumar created the first ice cream cone at the World’s Fair
of 1904 in St. Louis. It was so successful that he designed a four-iron waffle
machine that he launched during the Jamestown Exposition of 1907. Today, the
family business still bakes cones on the original cone machine. While at
Doumar’s, guests will be given an introduction and history and everyone will
be treated to an ice cream and cone.