The USS Rankin Association's Third Annual Reunion was held in Washington, D.C., from September 21-24, 2006, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel. There were 88 people in attendance.
This Marriott is built atop Arlington's Crystal Underground, and many people enjoyed touring, dining, and shopping beneath the streets of the city.
Friday's tour began with the Arlington National Cemetery, with visits to the Kennedy graves, the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and the Robert E. Lee House. The afternoon ended with an unforgettable visit to the World War II Memorial.
On Saturday we underwent rigorous security checks on our visit to the George W. Bush White House, and conducted a solemn memorial service at the U. S. Navy Memorial.
For this reunion, we have this Main Page plus two others. Use the buttons below to view the 2006 Reunion Memory Book, including pictures of all attendees and a recap of all our activities, or to view other photos from the reunion.