Looking for a good time? Join up with the 10th during upcoming Must-Do Events.
Honors the fallen 10th every Memorial Day, at the 10th Mountain Monument, Tennessee Pass, near Leadville, Colorado.
Every three years the 10th Mtn Association organizes an extraordinary tour of the 10th Mountain's Italian Battlefields. The Main Tour itinerary begins in Rome and follows the route of the 10th's 1945 battlefield action to the mountains north of Florence to the shores of Lake Garda. The most recent tour was in 2006, the next one is scheduled for 2009. The best way to stay in the loop for information about upcoming Italy Trips is by joining the 10th Association as a veteran, friend or descendant. You'll be the first on your block to get the details direct from the 10th Mtn. Association organizing the trip.
If you just can't wait for the next Return to Italy tour with the 10th Association, here's several recommendations to get you going on your own. To lodge very close to the Riva Ridge and Mount Belvedere battlefields, the place to stay is in Vidiciatico at the Hotel Montegrande Bruno, the owner is the best-tell him we sent you! If you need a hiking guide, contact Fab Fabrizio by email: email@example.com.
To help prep for your visit, you can buy several books from the 10th Quartermaster Store. Or if you're the type who's always waiting for the movie, buy a special two hour video chronicling 10th Mountain's 2003 Return to Italy trip-besides compelling interviews & beautiful scenery, you'll get a birdseye view of Riva Ridge. The video also makes a great holiday gift for family & friends, only $25 plus $5 postage. DVD or VHS format. Produced by Bill Bealmear & Abbie Kealy; All proceeds benefit The 10th Mtn. Association. To order, mail your $30 check made out to Quartermaster, c/o Frank Thornton, 112 Maple Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. If you have questions, you can contact Frank by email:
As Living Historians, members of the 10th Mountain Living History Display Group get to preserve and exhibit artifacts of this famous World War II Division. Find out how you can find them-and even join up if you want to!
Want to ski and hike where the 10th trained, but bunk under considerably better conditions? The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association (www.huts.org.) manages a system of 29 backcountry huts in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, connected by 350 miles of suggested routes. This is really getting away from it all, whether backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or hiking.
For More Information Contact:
Abbie Kealy, 5316 Glen Falls, Reisterstown, MD 21136
(443) 570- 9482 | E-mail: AbbieKealy@hotmail.com