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1st Annual Commemoration of the End of World War II

This reunion weekend will take place in East Hartford, Connecticut

September 17 - 18, 2022

All events are FREE for World War II Veterans

September 17, 2022

Presentation about the USS Indianapolis by James R. Belcher Jr.

September 18, 2022

Our Special Guest is James R. Belcher Jr. of the USS Indianapolis Legacy Organization

Our Special HONORED Guests are all the World War II Veterans!

Our Emcee will be Steve Parker of WTIC Radio, 1080 am.

Reunion Luncheon with comments by Aaron Elson, Mr. Belcher and

a Special Surprise Guest.

World War II Museum on display, Candlelight Ceremony of Remembrance,

Quilts of Valor, Portraits of WWII Veterans, Silent Raffles.

We Thank our Volunteers and Sponsors for their help and

of course our Veterans for their bravery and service.

Please view details below for information about the events and how to participate.


General Information to Consider

This page is ever changing.  Details will be added as they arise.

The event is being constantly developed with exciting additions.

Check back frequently to see what is new.

This event is to Honor not only all our living World War II Veterans, but to also Remember all those who are no longer with us.  It is as much a celebration of the Veterans themselves as it is for the families who remain to ensure their loved one is not forgotten.

What you will find listed on this page

Details about the USS Indianapolis presentation on Saturday, September 17, 2022

Details about the Commemoration Luncheon on Sunday, September 18, 2022

Reunion Reservation Form

Become a sponsor or member of the World War II Legacy Foundation and you will

receive discounts or complimentary admission to the reunion event.

We are seeking sponsors to help make this event possible for the WWII Veterans

Please consider helping make this possible.



Saturday, September 17, 2022

Call Sign SUPERMAN:  The USS Indianapolis Story

Join us for an interesting and informative presentation by James Belcher Jr, the son of James Belcher Sr., one of the few men to survive the sinking of the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945.  Jim's presentation will include a display of memorabilia from the Portland-class Heavy Cruiser.  After a short refreshment break, there will be a showing of the documentary, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy. 

This event takes place in the conference room of the upper level at Cabela's

475 East Hartford Blvd N, East Hartford, CT 06118

The program begins at 10:30 a.m.

This event is FREE but seating is limited.

Please email us to reserve a spot if you plan to attend.

Tell us the names of those who will be attending and provide your contact information.

Reservations will be taken in the order they are received.

When reservations are filled, we will start a waiting list to contact you if

there is a cancellation.


Our Presenter:

James R. Belcher Jr.

Military Historian, Educator,

Speaker of WWII History

Click on the photo to right to watch the documentary trailer

How to get to Cabela's in East Hartford

475 East Hartford Blvd N, East Hartford, CT 06118


Sunday, September 18, 2022

1st Annual Commemoration  Luncheon

This event takes place at the Holiday Inn

100 East River Drive, East Hartford, CT  06108

The program begins at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets are $50 each.  WWII Veterans are FREE

The deadline for reservation is September 9, 2022

Seating is 8 to a table.

Reserve a table for you and your family and friends and receive an additional discount.

Become a member of the World War II Legacy Foundation, Inc. and receive a discount.

For those of you who would like to make hotel reservations,

we are working on getting a discounted rate.  Info will be posted soon.

How to get to Holiday Inn in East Hartford

100 E River Dr, East Hartford, CT 06108

1st Annual Commemoration Luncheon

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Deadline to Register is September 9, 2022

Reservation Form

Name of Event

Name of Attendee*

Is the Attendee a World War II Veteran?*

Contact Phone Number*


Email Address

Meal Choice for Sunday, September 18, 2022*

If you wish to reserve a table for your group, please list the members of your group and group name.

Payment amount enclosed*

Any additional Information you would like to include

Please fill out this form and submit to make your reservations for the 1st Annual Commemorative Luncheon event on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the Holiday Inn in East Hartford.  Items marked by * are required fields of information.

Be sure to include your contact information and meal choice.

All reservations and payments should be received by us no later than September 9, 2022 in order to reserve your spot.  Your reservation will NOT be held or confirmed until we receive reservation payment. 

Reservation tickets and discounts:

  • Reservations are $50.00 / person.

  • World War II Veterans are FREE. 

  • Foundation Members:  We offer a $1.00 discount for all members.  Please see our Foundation Membership page to sign up to become a member. 

  • Foundation Sponsors:  We offer complimentary meal tickets for certain levels of sponsorship.  Please see details on our Sponsorship page.

  • We offer a $10 discount when reserving a table for 8.  (normally $400 for a table of 8, discounted price would be $390)

Luncheon reservation confirmation:

Once we receive your reservation and payment, we will contact you by email or phone to confirm your reservation.  If you do not hear from us, please feel free to contact us by email, or by phone at

(860) 291-9666.


We are working on our online payment option.  Please submit payment by check made out to "World War II Legacy Foundation, Inc.".  Indicate "Luncheon 9/18/2022" in the memo. 

Mail to:

World War II Legacy Foundation, Inc.

c/o Gary Roy

61 Matthew Road

East Hartford, CT  06108

Thank you and we look forward to you joining us for this exciting event.


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