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Monument Dedication

6888th Monument Dedication Ceremony
Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 10am
Frontier Chapel
625 Pope Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS
The 6888th Legacy - It Is Well!
Schedule of Activities, Hotels & Transportation
(All Are Weather Dependent)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Meet and Greet at Holiday Inn Express Fort Leavenworth for 6888th Veterans, Family, Dependents, and 6888th Committee members only. NOTE: The Deputy Garrison Commander: Ms. Heidi Malarchik to welcome guests to Fort Leavenworth.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
(Shuttle service will run 2:00pm - 7:00pm from Holiday Inn Express to Richard Allen Cultural Center)
  • 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
    Lunch @ Kansas City BBQ (Dinner on Your Own)
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (US Army Sponsored)
    6888th Veterans Recollecting, Reminiscing and Sharing @ Lewis & Clark Building for recording and facilitating by Army’s Command Historian followed by 6888th Veterans photo session at 6888th Monument.
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    6888th Veterans meet youth @ Richard Allen Cultural Center
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Followed by Pizza and Sandwiches for 6888th Veterans and Escorts/Caregivers
    NOTE: Dinner on your own.
  • 7:00 pm
    Return to hotel

  • 8:00 pm
    Meeting In lobby for family, friends, dependents and ceremony attendees—details about Friday’s activities.

Friday, November 30, 2018
(News media interested in covering the event should contact Heather Welch at (913) 684-1723 or heather.a.welch4.civ@mail.mil)
  • 9:00 am
    All 6888th Veterans in lobby Mini-parade, The One They Never Had, for 6888th Veterans travelling en route to Dedication Ceremony

  • 9:05 am
    Shuttle services to Dedication Ceremony begins. (About every 15-mins).

  • 9:10 am
    All cars/vehicles loaded

  • 9:20 am
    Parade starts

  • 9:45 am
    Arrive at Dedication Ceremony location @ Frontier Chapel.

  • 9:50 am
    Ceremonial Escorts take charge. Meet VIPs and position for ceremony

  • 10:00 am
    *Dedication Ceremony starts.
    *Reception/Interview/Sign Autographs/Press Conference @ Frontier Chapel

    (Disclaimer: Not sponsored by Burns and McDonnell)

  • 12:20 pm - 12:30 pm
    Veterans return to hotel for lunch (Lobby)

  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Lunch - Fried Catfish Nuggets

  • 1:00 pm
    Shuttle service from hotel to African-American Museum

  • 5:00 pm 7:30 pm
    6888th Veterans to Methodist Church Devotional Service/Public Forum/Q&A/Dinner @ Bethel A.M.E. Methodist Church.

  • 7:30 pm
    6888th Veterans start returning to hotel
     

Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Three 6888th Veterans return home
    Time – Various Times

  • Two Vets/Ambassadors/Family members visit Black Baseball Hall of Fame and Jazz Museum (Optional)

  • Dinner - TBD

Sunday, December 2, 2018

  • Final 6888th Veterans return home-Various Times

History Made! History Recorded!

Frontier Chapel

625 Pope Ave.

Leavenworth, KS 66048​

Phone: 913-684-2017

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Richard Allen Cultural Center

412 Kiowa Street 

Leavenworth, KS 66048​

Phone: 913-682-8772

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  • NOTE 1
    Uber and Lyft drivers are not allowed through gate at Fort Leavenworth. There is a long walk from gate to activities/hotel.

  • NOTE 2
    If you don't have a military or government ID, please download the Special Event Access Roster form, complete "all" information across the row for each applicant and return to Mr. Philpot via email to carltonphilpot6888th@gmail.com. Otherwise you will have to get a Visitor’s Pass each time you come on the Fort, that is a lengthy process. All forms must be completed and returned by November 14, 2018.

Lodging & Transportation

Shuttle Service

Rick's Airport Express

(913) 651-4649

771  Cherokee Street

Leavenworth, KS 66084

*Call 24 Hours in advance and make a reservation for service. 

Hotels
  • For the discounted rates remember to ask for the 6888th Dedication event rate.

Hampton Inn

405 Choctaw St

Leavenworth, KS 66048

Nightly Rate + Tax : $104

(913) 680-1500

Distance to Fort: 10 minutes

Full Breakfast

Local Shuttle to Fort: NO

Airport Shuttle: NO

Website

Home 2 Suites

250 Delaware St

Leavenworth, KS 66048​

Nightly Rate + Tax : $109

(844) 587-9779

Distance to Fort: 10 minutes

Continental Plus Breakfast

Local Shuttle to Fort: YES

Airport Shuttle: NO

Website

Holiday Inn Express

214 Grant Ave., Bldg. 695 

Ft. Leavenworth,  Kansas  66027

Nightly Rate + Tax : $69

(913) 364-1301

Located on Fort Leavenworth

Full Breakfast

Local Shuttle to Fort: NO

Airport Shuttle: NO

Website

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1101 N 4th St

Leavenworth, KS 66048

Nightly Rate + Tax : $99

(913) 758-9303

Distance to Fort: 3 minutes

Full Breakfast

Local Shuttle to Fort: Yes ($5 R/T)

Airport Shuttle: NO

Website