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Meet & Greet After 5/27 Graduation at Visitors Center

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Meet & Greet After 5/27 Graduation at Visitors Center

Time: May 27, 2010 from 11am to 12pm
Location: Visitors Center at Great Lakes Naval Base
Event Type: meet, and, greet, for, all, 05/27/10, graduates, families, &, friends
Organized By: Jakesmom
Latest Activity: May 26, 2010

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Event Description

Because many of us aren't able to meet the night before at the Ramada I found that we could meet at the Visitors Center right on base following graduation. From what I understand from Public Affairs this is close to a small eatery also so if anyone wanted to do lunch they could. It's also a great place to meet up with our sailor. This is very casual and informal and for anyone who wants to attend. I will be making name tags so if you are going to attend and want one let me know. Email me your personal info, first and last name, sailors name, ship and division and hometown and state.

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Comment by Jakesmom on May 26, 2010 at 10:21am
Dilene and Chris's mom if you could get me your first & last names, hometown and state and sons name & divisio I'll get the nametags done up.....
Comment by Dilene on May 25, 2010 at 8:53pm
Hubby, two daughters and myself!
Comment by chris'smom ship 14 div 200 on May 25, 2010 at 6:50pm
my husband and i are coming! looking forward to meeting you all! can't wait to get the show on the road. hope the kids are doing alright in battlestations today!!!
Comment by AnnD [Ship 7, Div 198] on May 24, 2010 at 10:50pm
Jakesmom: Info sent. Thanks so much for doing nametags!
Comment by Jakesmom on May 24, 2010 at 10:20pm
Lukes Mom could you do the same so I can get a name tag for all of your family too...... thanks!
Comment by Jakesmom on May 24, 2010 at 10:19pm
Ann could you send me names first and last, hometown and state your su=ons name and I already see his ship and division. I want to add this all to the name tags. Just email it to me....thanks
Comment by AnnD [Ship 7, Div 198] on May 24, 2010 at 5:47pm
Count 4 for my family, too, please. So looking forward to meeting all of you in person!
Comment by lori on May 20, 2010 at 8:47pm
Katie- add 3 more to your list. I will email you the details.
Comment by Jill-FLA-Proud Mom of a Sailor on May 20, 2010 at 8:02pm
Tears are definitely allowed and they will be flowing...oh, that reminds me, I better add tissues to my list. Lots and lots of tissues.
Comment by lori on May 20, 2010 at 7:19pm
I'm going to get mine on Saturday at the craft store when I get the rest of the flowers.
So we have to sit there all demure like at the graduation..... can't stop the tears though!

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