For more than 67 years, through events and memorials, the 34th Infantry Division Association has helped remember and celebrate the history of the 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division. As it seeks to better serve the needs of 21st century citizen-soldiers, veterans, and their families, the association's national headquarters has announced two prototype "meet-ups." The concept is inspired by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association's (I.A.V.A.) "VetTogether" events.
One event will take place in Iowa on 7-9 p.m., Wed., Sept. 24. Details are pending for another, planned in the Rosemount, Minn. area.
Currently serving "Red Bull" unit members and veterans of all eras, ranks, and military specialties are invited to these events. Friends and spouses are also welcome to attend.
"Instead of 'VetTogethers,' we're calling our events 'Bull Sessions,' partly because we want to hear what people have to say about the future of the 34th Infantry Division Association!" says Iowa event co-host Charlie Sherpa, writer of the Red Bull Rising blog. "We're planning our 2015 projects calendar—as well as for the upcoming division centennial in 2017—so here's a great opportunity to offer ideas and suggestions in an informal setting."
Upon arrival and check-in with event hosts, lifetime and new members of the 34th Inf. Div. Assoc. will receive a token for one free beer, well drink, or soft drink. Lifetime memberships in the organization are only $100; an annual membership costs only $10. You can purchase a membership on-line here, or at the event.
The Iowa event will be conducted at:
1908 Draught House
8789 Northpark Dr.
Click here for map.
A Facebook event page for the Sept. 24 Central Iowa meet-up is here.
The 34th Inf. Div. Assoc. Facebook page can be found here.