In Memory 2021 Welcome Reception


2021 In Memory Welcome Reception:

This optional social gathering of veterans’ families from around the country is an opportunity to meet others who have shared many of the same experiences.  This will also give you an opportunity to meet VVMF staff and volunteers prior to the ceremony and get any questions you may have answered.

Date:  Friday, October 15, 2021

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Host Hotel – Crystal Gateway Marriott – Arlington Ballroom

Dress:  Casual

Cost:  $30 per ticket – children 3 and under are free.

What’s included in ticket price: Dinner buffet includes: Chipotle Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Marinated Flank Steak, Penne Pasta, Marinara Sauce, Meat Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Garden Salad with Ranch and Red Wine Vinaigrette, Artisan Bread Display, Cookies & Brownies, Coffee & Tea Service, Iced Tea and Water.

Cash bar for soda and alcoholic beverages.

VVMF is happy to provide this opportunity for families to get together at the host hotel the evening before the ceremony.  Please note that the charge per ticket only covers half the cost VVMF pays per guest.  Because of donations from generous VVMF supporters, we are able to cover the other half of the reception cost.

Please note the following before purchasing:

  • Tickets are limited and sold on a first come first serve basis.  Tickets will not be sold at the door the night of the reception.
  • You will have to provide the names of everyone in your party you are purchasing tickets for.
  • Children 3 and under are free, but we will need you to indicate how many will be in your party.
  • There are not physical tickets to the reception. Your name and the names of all in your party will be on our guest list.
  • We provide seating for every ticket sold, but seating is not reserved.  Seating for the dinner is in tables of 10, so please understand that you will likely be seated with other families.

The In Memory 2021 Welcome Reception is now closed. Please email inmemory[email protected] if you have any questions.