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Please observe "MEMORIAL DAY"!

Traditional: May 30th
Observed: Last Monday in May

Monday, May 25, 2015

© Daniel J. Wood
Barrancas National Cemetary, Pensacola, Florida
© Daniel J. Wood

The "Memorial" in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice:


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RUSH at Anchor. Circa Early 1950s. Courtesy of Joseph Koye (1930-1984)
RUSH at Anchor. Circa Early 1950s. Courtesy of Joseph Koye (1930-1984)



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REUNION 2015 will be held in the Baltimore area from Sunday, September 20, 2015 thru Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Check here back soon for additional information. Also check Rush Grams 78 & 79 for information on tours and on the hotel. The cut-off date for reservations is Tuesday, September 01, 2015.

Visit our REUNION page. You will find information on Reunion 2015, including links to reserve a room at the hotel, information about Baltimore, our itinerary and offered tours.

The "Early Registration Contest". Is CLOSED as of Midnight, April 30, 2015.All RushMates who registered for their room for the reunion by April 30th, 2015 and who stay for the four nights of the reunion, qualify for the drawing. The grand prize winner will get 4 free nights at the hotel. The runner up will get one free night at the hotel. For a listing of who qualified for the drawing, visit the REUNION page.

We would like to remind everyone who may be interested in attending REUNION 2105 that membership in the USS William R Rush Association is NOT required as a criteria for attendence. Those who are not members are most welcome. We will, of course, ask you to join but, you will not be required to join. EVERYONE is welcome to attend!

Sorry sports fans, neither the Orioles nor the Ravens will be in Baltimore during our reunion. However, the Orioles will be close by, playing the Nationals in Washington, DC, on 21, 22 & 23 September, 2015. Game time is 1905 each night.

Thanks much to Robby Robinette & Jim Hocking! We now have a significant number of great photographs to view from the Reunion 2013, Charleston, South Carolina, page.

This Web Site performs best when viewed using WINDOWS Internet Explorer. The website has over 241 pages, 1 master directory and more than 7 major sub-directories. The website uses almost One-Half GIGA Bytes of server space.

Please remember, if you have ADOBE READER on your computer and you have an an EMAIL address, to contact Jim Hocking. He will be happy to add you to the email distribution list for the RUSH GRAM. Norm Porterfield will be happy to lick one less stamp and stuff one less envelope! Our treasurer will be pleased that we saved some money by avoiding printing costs, envelope costs, and postage.

Members are encouraged to provide articles for publication in our newsletter, the RUSH GRAM. Any one who would like to contribute an article, small or large, please contact Jim Hocking.

We are seeking a volunteer to take over the postion of webmaster or to become an assistant webmaster. A number of pages still require significant code updates. A person or persons knowledgable in HTML 4.01 or newer is needed to upgrade and maintain the site. Surely, we must have a younger member of the association who is willing to take this on!

When you notice an error with something on the website, please let me know! Yo, Mr. Editor: The proper spelling for the word meaning "a period of ten years" is DECADE not DECAD!!! OOPS!! THANKS!!



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