Wednesday, July 20th through Saturday, July 23rd, 2022



Alexandria, Virginia


Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Road,
Alexandria, Virginia

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To download the 2022 Blue Spader Reunion Registration Form

Mail registration to:
26th infantry Regiment Association
875 Gip Manning Rd
Clarksville, TN 37042

Embassy Suites is a 288-room full-service hotel located on west end of Old Town Alexandria. It is a 3-minute walk to the King Street Metro that will go to key sites in DC in around 20 minutes. All rooms are two-room suites and come with a foldout couch. Options are Single ($169), Double ($189), or King Executive Suite ($189) + tax. Two ways to make reservations: 1. Call the reserva?ons center at 1-800-445-8667 and reference our group code, IRR;

Two ways to make reservations:

1. Call the reservations center at 1-800-445-8667 and reference our group code, IRR;
2. Book online via your group’s personalized webpage:
3. https//book.passkey.com/go/26thInfantryRegimental 

Parking is an additional $16/ night for attendees who use the registration code above. This is peak season in the national capital region. Rooms at these discounted rates are first come first serve so please book your rooms as early as possible before the room block runs out.

15 JUNE, 2022

TRANSPORTATION: The closest airport is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). There is no airport hotel shuttle but there are taxi and ride sharing services and a Metro stop (King Street Station) two stops from the Airport via the Blue/Yellow Line – King Street Metro stop is 3 minute walk from the Embassy Suites lobby door.


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2022 Blue Spader Reunion Registration Form


Wednesday, 20 July 2022
• Arrive Hotel / Check-In
• Informal evening Meet-and-Greet at the Command Post

Thursday, 21 July 2022
• Hosted U.S Army National Museum Tour & 26th Infantry Plaque Dedication
• Silent Auction / Supply Room
• Welcome Reception / Gold Star Family Recognition w/ heavy hors d’oeuvres
• Command Post

Friday, 22 July 2022
• No-host Tomb of the Unknown Soldier visit & Have fun in the National Capital Region
• Silent Auction / Supply Room
• Command Post

Saturday, 23 July 2022
• Association Business Meeting in the morning
• Close out Silent Auction and pick up winnings
• Formal Banquet Dinner in the evening

We have one formal tour planned. On Thursday, July 21st, we will visit the U.S. Army National Museum & Conduct a 26th Infantry Plaque unveiling and dedication. After the dedication we will have an opportunity to tour this amazing recently opened museum. Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit this new national treasure. On Friday, July 22nd, we will arrange for a no-host visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Please indicate your interest on the registration form. Other than
these tours, we hope everyone will take time to enjoy the great attractions in the National Capital Region and Old Town Alexandria. The city has a free trolley service from hotel door to Old Town (~1.2 miles) that runs every 15 minutes.


The Saturday evening banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in one of the Banquet Rooms. We will have a plated dinner to include entre selections of beef, chicken, or vegetarian options.

The CP will be in a suite upstairs in the evenings thanks to the generosity of our Reunion Coordinator, Randy Dragon. Please bring fun adult beverages to share with your fellow Blue Spaders. The Silent Auction and Blue Spader Supply Room will be open several hours per day in one of the hotel Banquet rooms.

Please bring your items to the silent auction so we can raise money for the
association. This is always a great part of the reunions because of the incredible generosity and creativity of our members who bring items to donate.