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FUN WALK For the Preserve the Pensions (War of 1812)

Join FGS on Saturday, August 30, at 6:30 a.m. for a Fun Walk to the Alamo and help Preserve War of 1812 Pensions.

Join FGS on Saturday, August 30, at 6:30 a.m. for a Fun Walk to the Alamo and help Preserve War of 1812 Pension records.

After several days of stimulating classes, are you ready to stretch your legs and take in the early morning cool fresh air? Why not join us for a little “walk about”, Saturday (30 August) morning at 6:30 a.m. for a one mile jaunt to “The Alamo” and back.

We will assemble at the “Tower of the Americas” located on the west end of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. From there we will walk (and for those of you who wish – run) to “The Alamo” and return. This will take about thirty minutes. Not only will you stretch your legs; but you will contribute to the “Preserve The Pensions,” which is raising funds to digitize the War of 1812 pensions. But wait, you will also get to wear a unique T-shirt especially designed for this first time event!

Each dollar raised is doubled by FGS, which in turn is doubled by Ancestry.com! So please join us in this great endeavor to preserve the records of our gallant servicemen and women who fought in the war many consider America’s Second Revolution. This is the war that truly made us free!

But wait, you say that you are unable to walk that far and you wish to have a shirt! No problem, just sponsor someone else to walk in your place (and that person could already be walking).

COST:    $25.00

Registration:  Preserve the Pension Vendor booth in the Exhibit Hall (booth #506, 508)

Time:    6:30 a.m., 30 August 2014

Place:    Tower of the Americas just west of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Cause:  Preserve The Pensions for the War of 1812 (All funds go directly to the Cause).

COME JOIN US FOR THIS GREAT CAUSE

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Transportation to and around San Antonio

Getting to San Antonio is easy. Join us for the FGS 2014 Conference, 27-30 August.

Getting to San Antonio is easy. Join us for the FGS 2014 Conference, 27-30 August.

Getting to San Antonio is easy. By car, it sits in the center of Texas, just 300 miles from Dallas, 75 miles from Austin, and 200 miles from Houston. Interstates 35 and 10 intersect in San Antonio.

Traveling by plane? San Antonio International Airport is located in the north central part of the city, just 9 miles from downtown and easily accessible from major highways. Twenty airlines operate out of two terminals, providing more than one hundred flights daily to and from domestic and international destinations. Airlines include: American, Delta, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, United, and AirTran to name a few.

Once you are checked into the hotel, you can hop on one of the streetcars for a number of tours. For more information, visit www.viainfo.net. Use your smartphone to explore all the fun San Antonio has to offer. Download the free Travel Guide app at  www.gettag.mobi  or search for “Tag Reader” or “Tag app” in your mobile app store.

If you haven’t registered for the FGS 2014 Conference yet, there’s still time to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. Register before July 1 and save.

Register online now.

 

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