THE 75TH REUNION OF HONOR IS SOLD OUT AND IF YOU MISSED THIS “BUCKET LIST” EVENT IN 2020. REGISTER NOW FOR 2021!
THE 76TH ANNIVERSARY OF IWO JIMA REUNION OF HONOR TOUR DATES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT & THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN! PARTICIPANTS WILL COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO FOUGHT IN THIS EPIC WWII ISLAND STRUGGLE AS THE IWO JIMA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA RETURNS TO IWO JIMA!
The 76th Anniversary Commemorations is tentatively scheduled for Saturday 27 March, 2021 on Iwo Jima as the Joint Ceremony with the Japanese will be conducted at the Memorial above Red Beach. Visits to Mt. Suribachi and the Landing Beaches to walk the "Black Sands" are scheduled. MHT is the tour partner of the Iwo Jima Association of America (IJAA) and in cooperation with United Airlines we have chartered jets for the day long visit to walk the battlefields of this epic clash during the Pacific War. Guam will again be the base of operations for the IJAA Battle Symposium and 76th Anniversary Banquet.
Early in the morning the IJAA tour will depart Guam for a day-long Memorial Tour and Observance on Iwo Jima. Upon arrival, you will be met by the official U.S. and Japanese Government delegation consisting of representatives from the Armed Services. (We will land on the site of Motoyama airfield #2.) After visiting Mt. Suribachi and the scene of the famed flag raising captured by Joe Rosenthal on 23 Feb 1945. Afterwards, Veterans and their families will gather near the landing beaches to conduct Memorial Services at the Anniversary Monument. These services, conducted by Dignitaries and Veterans of the United States and Japan, will remember and memorialize those young men who gave their lives during the savage campaign for the island. Following a box lunch, we will continue touring the island to include the landing beaches. Late in the day we will return to the airfield where this historic day began, to gather one last time in friendship and camaraderie on the sacred soil of Iwo Jima.
30 Sept-1 Oct Sun/Mon - (Day One & Two) Depart on a flight to Vietnam—Cross International Dateline, lose a day transfer in Inchon. (International Air will be quoted upon registration and can be tied into domestic flights upon request.) Arrive Da Nang. Hotel: Brilliant (D-Dinner)
2 Oct Tue - (Day Three) This day will be devoted to touring of Da Nang, Red Beach, Marble Mountain, China Beach, and the old Air Facility. Lunch at Kim Do and the remainder of the day devoted to exploring Da Nang. Hotel: Brilliant(B-Breakfast/L-Lunch/D)
3 Oct Wed - (Day Four) After breakfast, we start down Highway 1 with stops at LZ Baldy, Tam Ky, Hill 54, 69 and 43. We will visit the Chu Lai Air Base which is currently a commercial and military airfield. Hotel: Brilliant (B/L/D)
4 Oct Thur - (Day Five) This morning we get an early start for a full day of touring along the Tu Bon – Vu Gia River basin, including the western edge of the “Rocket Belt.” Our emphasis includes Hill 55, 65, 37, An Hoa Combat Base, Liberty Bridge, the Arizona Territory, Go Noi Island, & other sites. Hotel: Brilliant (B/L/D on own)
5 Oct Fri - (Day Six) Our day begins with a drive north to Hue City, passing over the top of the Hai Van Pass, and down through Lang Co and the Phu Loc Region - one of the prettiest and most photogenic in all of Viet Nam. We'll have plenty of time to stop along the way for any special requests. Upon entering Hue, we proceed to our hotel and check in and have lunch at a local restaurant. The remainder of the day will be devoted to personal exploration of the city. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/D)
6 Oct Sat - (Day Seven) Today we begin our exploration of the start of the Tet Offensive in the Phu Bai area of operations as 1st Battalion (Bn), 1st Marines (1/1) and the 1st & 2nd Bns of the 5th Marines react to the attack including the relief of the CAP position and the movement to Hue to defend the MACV compound and the assault across the Nguyen Hoang bridge. In the afternoon there will be a walking tour, in the footsteps of the original participants in January-February of 1968. Key objectives will be the treasury and postal buildings as well as the pivotal provincial capital building. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/D)
7 Oct Sun - (Day Eight) Early morning departure as we travel west on Route 9 towards the Lao Border. Our objective is Khe Sanh, with side visits to Lang Vei Special Forces Camp, a view of the Lao Border and Co Roc. We will travel the extent of Route 9, stopping at Camp Carroll, The Rockpile, The Razorback, Khe Gia Bridge, Da Krong, LZ Stud, and Khe Sanh Village. If time allows, a stop at a Bru tribal village. Hotel: Saigon Tourist (B/L/D)
8 Oct Mon – (Day Nine) Today we tour “Leatherneck Square” in Quang Tri Province and visit these important sites - Con Thien, Cam Lo, the “Washout”, Gio Linh, The Peace Bridge at the Ben Hai River and the Dong Ha Bridge. After lunch in Quang Tri, we head for Hue. Hotel: Saigon Tourist (B/L/D)
9 Oct Tue – (Day Ten) Return to Hue this morning with stops in Quang Tri, Camp Evans, LZs Sharron and Nancy. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/-)
10 Oct Wed – (Day Eleven) Morning flight to Hanoi and sites to include the National Army Museum, John McCain Monument and other sites as time permits. We check into our hotel with a chance to enjoy Hanoi’s nightlife. Hotel: Silk Path (B/L/D on your own)
11 Oct Thur – (Day Twelve) We finish our visit to Hanoi with a walking tour of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Presidential Palace plus a trip to the Hoa Lo Prison (“The Hanoi Hilton”). Remainder of the day for preparation for evening flight home. Hotel: Silk Path (B/L/D)
12 Oct Fri – (Day Thirteen) We cross the International Dateline (gain a day) and arrive home the same day.
76th Anniversary Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor (22 - 29 Mar 2021)
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