Second Brigade “Massing of the Brigade”

            Second Brigade, STARFLEET Marine Corps will be starting 2011 will a bang.  Second Brigade consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands. On Saturday and Sunday, January 1st and 2nd, 2011, members of the Second Brigade will be assembling in Bushnell, Florida.  Fleet members are also welcome.  The “Parade Field” will be at 1477 County Road 652A, Bushnell, Florida.  Registration will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday at the parade field, and will continue until 8:00 pm.  Saturday afternoon, an Honor Detail will be making a visit to Florida National Cemetery, 6502 Southwest 102nd Avenue, Bushnell.  All personnel, Marines and Fleet, are welcome to participate in the Honor Detail.  Sunday morning, all attendees will be attending the annual Dade Battlefield Reenactment at Dade Battlefield State Historic Site, 7200 County Road 603, and Bushnell.  The reenactment will cost $7.00 per person.  After the reenactment, the Brigade members and their guests will be gathering at a local restaurant for the Second Brigade Dine-In.  Dinner will cost approximately $10.00, paid at the restaurant.  Reservations for the Brigade Dine-In are requested as soon as possible.  Arrangements have been made for anyone who needs lodging.  A block of rooms have been reserved at Rodeway Inn, 2224 West County Road 48, Bushnell, for the nights of December 31st (for those who wish to arrive early), January 1st and January 2nd.  We have been granted a discounted rate of $49.00 plus tax per night.  The Roadway Inn is near the Intersection of Interstate 75 and County Road 48.  All rooms have WiFi and most rooms have a mini-refrigerator and a microwave.  The motel has a pool.  Anyone wanting reservations needs to contact Manny or Neeta at Rodeway Inn.  The telephone number is 352-793-5010.  Mention “Second Brigade” and/or “STARFLEET Marine Corps” to receive the discounted rate.  For Brigade Dine-In reservations and/or questions, contact Colonel Bryan Jones, the Local Commander, at rustyanchor1962@yahoo.com.