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Loch Lothian 5K & 10K – March 6, 2021 Midlothian, Virginia 23113
From the Event Organizers: “We are proud to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Association for the 2021 Loch Lothian 5K and 10K.”
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2021 Blackhorse Family Reunion Yes! The Reunion is ON! Sign Up Here
When: June 3-6, 2021 Where: Holiday Inn Riverwalk – San Antonio, Texas Why: The Association’s 50th Anniversary Who: All past and present troopers, who served with the Regiment, including anyone who served in the Regimental Community or any of the separate units that supported the Regiment; families; and friends of the association. How: Blackhorse Association 2021 Reunion hotel reservations are done at this link.opens in a new window After you enter your reservation dates, “BLA” will show up in the Group Code block. Notes: Our room block is 5/30/2021 through 6/7/2021 with a room rate of $152.22 per night (including taxes and breakfast). Self-parking is an additional $10 per day. Reservations must be made by May 5, 2021, and feel free to take a closer look at our hotel at www.hiriverwalk.comopens in a new window. You can use the link above to make reservations or contact 1-800-Holiday. Our coordinator is Victoria Brock at 210-272-1514. Member Benefits for attending:
The registration fee is $150. The registration fee covers the buffet at the Friday evening Stable Your Mount social, the Saturday buffet, and other reunion costs (ARF fees, AV equipment and Store support). There is no late registration fee. Additional fees for tours provided by AFR will be charged separately. Attendee transportation, which includes airfare, rental car, parking, and lodging, must be organized separately. For those, unable to attend both days, please choose Friday or Saturday under Option B.
For more information: See www.blackhorse.org/reunionsopens in a new window; or contact Scott Harrison at 813-944-8808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up to date on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/614395305947827 Tours Friday FREDERICKSBURG/NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR Enjoy a scenic ride to Fredericksburg to tour the National Museum of the Pacific War which is dedicated to everyone who served in the Pacific under Admiral Nimitz. The Museum includes over 34,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space including the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans’ Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Nimitz Education and Research Center. A 43,000 square foot expansion was added in 2010, where you can explore the impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns. Enjoy lunch at one of several restaurants or delis located on Fredericksburg’s downtown Main Street. There is shopping nearby on Main Street for those interested. 9:00 a.m. board bus – 4:00 p.m. back at hotel $47/person includes bus, guide, and admission. Lunch on your own. Saturday CITY TOUR From the earliest Spanish Missionaries in 1691 to today’s traveler, San Antonio’s appeal continues to draw attention. Relax and enjoy a fully narrated tour of San Antonio’s unique blend of rich heritage, traditions and natural beauty. Points of interest include stops at the San Jose Mission which is still an active church and is part of the National Park service, the largest of the missions; San Fernando Cathedral, the original church of the Canary Island settlers; From there you’ll enjoy some time at the San Antonio River Walk or River Center Mall. Enjoy lunch on your own, possibly at Casa Rio, the first Mexican Restaurant on the River Walk. Its beautiful location and colorful umbrellas have come to symbolize the serenity and romance of the San Antonio River Walk. 12:00 a.m. board bus – 5:00 p.m. back at hotel $37/person includes bus, guide, and admission to the Institute of Texas Culture. Lunch on your own.
The Blackhorse Memorial Website
The 11th Cavalry Memorial is located in Pattons’ Park at Fort Benning, Georgia. The memorial is dedicated to the bravery and selfless sacrifice of countless Blackhorse troopers who have served with the 11th Cavalry since the regiment was formed in 1901.
And now with the creation and launch of the official Blackhorse Memorial website at http://memorial.blackhorse.org, the fallen of our regiment have a permanent home on the internet.
The site was made possible through the support of the Blackhorse Association and the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia Association. Several individuals provided key assistance, including Blackhorse Association webmaster Greg Hallmark, Blackhorse Association member Allen Hathaway, and Major Joe Roberts from the Center for Army Analysis at Fort Belvoir.
Allen and Joe compiled a database of the names and pertinent details of every fallen trooper, including personal biography, units served, campaign, date and place of casualty, interment location, and photos. Greg created the site to house this information, and the site is fully searchable and organized by campaign, beginning with the Philippine Insurrection of 1902-1905 and ending with the Iraq War. Please visit the Blackhorse Memorial website at http://memorial.blackhorse.org.opens in a new window