Date(s) - 06/06/2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Army Navy Country Club
As our Main Event in 2017 the Historical Society will present a very special program entitled, “The Day War Came to Arlington!” Our principal speaker will be Lt. Col. Robert Darling of the United States Marine Corps (Ret.). On September 11, 2001, Colonel Darling served as our nation’s primary military presence in the President’s Bunker. In that capacity, he witnessed the fear, confusion, and panic that immediately followed the surprise attack and the ensuing near-disasters that were narrowly averted. He also was witness to and part of the eventual clarity of decision-making and resolution that rallied our nation. His presentation is a gripping, no-holds-barred account of that fateful day.
We shall also be honoring our military, our veterans, and our First Responders at the event. Featured speakers will include:
- Captain Patrick Hannifin (USN), the commander of our namesake ship the USS ARLINGTON;
- General James Jackson (Ret.) head of Arlington’s Military and Veterans Advisory Commission; County Board member
- John Vihstadt, County Board Member, on behalf of Arlington’s World War I Commission
- former Fire Chief James Schwartz.
These presentations will follow a gala reception at the Army-Navy Country Club, starting at 6:00PM on Tuesday, June 6.
More details and information on ticket prices coming soon.
All Major Contributors will be extended membership in the Arlington Historical Society through June 30, 2018.
Friend @ $250 – Admit 2 attendees. – Recognition in written program and in public display at reception.
Sponsor @ $500 – Admit 4 attendees. – Recognition in written program and in public display at reception.
Benefactor @ $1,000 or More – Will receive autographed copy of the book, “Inside the President’s Bunker.” – Admit 6 attendees. – Recognition in written program and in public display at reception.
All Other Attendees
General Admission @ $70 per individual, $120 per couple
AHS Members, Active and Retired Military and First Responders @ $55 per individual, $100 per couple