2013 VETERANS TOURS
Full color brochures of the following Veterans tours will be available on this website as soon as they are finalized. Remember, these are not just pilgrimage tours for our Veterans. They are also an important and essential service to our younger generations and friends of Veterans who want to learn as much as possible about our Veterans’ achievements, so that they can proudly continue to commemorate and honor them over the years to come.
PILSEN LIBERATION FESTIVAL AND PRAGUE
MAY 3 – 12, 2013 Arr Frankfurt – Dept Prague.
This is the biggest and most famous World War II Liberation Festival in Europe. It welcomes all American World War II Veterans as liberators and guests of honor with their families and friends. General Patton and Third Army who liberated western Czechoslovakia are especially revered.
‘MEMORIAL DAY 2013’ IN THE BULGE, AND NORTHERN BULGE TOUR
MAY 22 – 30, 2013 Arr Brussels – Dept Frankfurt.
Memorialize those who gave the supreme sacrifice. You are guests of honor in the prestigious Memorial Day ceremonies at the Battle of the Bulge Cemeteries. Then we explore the Northern Bulge battlefields. The tour is of special interest to all First Army Veterans and their families. We also go through the Aachen/Rhine battlefields and Huertgen Forest. Our itinerary will be customized according to the requests of our group members.
LUXEMBOURG-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL, AND SOUTHERN BULGE TOUR
JUNE 16 – 26, 2013 Arr Paris – Dept Frankfurt.
The Luxembourg- American Friendship Festival celebrates the Battle of the Bulge and warmly welcomes all American World War II Veterans and their families as guests of honor. We explore the Southern Bulge battlefields in depth. This will specially interest all Third Army Veterans and their families. Our itinerary will be customized according to the requests of our group members.
GRAFENWÖHR US BASE AND MUNICH
JULY 31 – AUG 7, 2013 Arr Frankfurt – Dept Munich.
Grafenwöhr is the biggest and most important US base in Europe. Many Veterans of Postwar and Cold War Europe have great memories of their time at Grafenwöhr. Visit it at the time of its spectacular German-American Festival, and see Nuremberg, Munich, Berchtesgaden and much more too.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about special customized group tours and/or the above tours, contact Doris Davis, President of VBOB Golden Gate (San Francisco) Chapter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel (650) 654-0101 (PST).
“Words cannot describe the experience of standing on the very ground where my Father was in World War II. I couldn’t help but wonder what went through his mind back then. I felt closer to my father during my trip.” Doris Davis (Father – Leonard J. Schneider served in 79th Division, 313th Inf. Rgt)