04 Jan Idea for an Amazing Group Veteran Field Trip
It’s an amusing thing: when you’re younger, it looks like time can’t go quickly enough. You’re anxious to be old enough to drive, date, start your first job, marry, have children, and pursue your life dream in college. When you’re a small person, each week, day, and month can seem to tick slowly by, and all of those life events feel like they’re never going to arrive. Time seems like cold molasses. And then, gradually, almost without you recognizing it, they start happening, and the ride seems to accelerate. Unexpectedly, you end up approaching middle age, with a reputable career and maybe a family of your own and you begin to realize that the ride will be over before you realize it. It becomes clear that time is brief and doesn’t stop for anyone.
The wonderful irony is that, though time seems to be speeding by, we have major moments that occur and they change us. Considering how they affect us, we search for some way to memorialize them, to remember them and pass those memories on to those who follow after us. With big life events that are a shared experience for lots of people and shape a nation, we set up monuments and tell the story of history for those who need to come and see.
That last example is certainly true of war monuments and museums, and for anyone that served, these are sacred places that try to reverence an experience that was greatly personal and shaped the lives of many. Visiting these places can be a great activity for a commemorative veteran field trip, and if you’re putting together a special occasion for a group of veterans, the following are some things to bear in mind.
If you’re taking a large group, call ahead to request tickets. You don’t want to go through all the hassle of getting everyone together and arrive, only to be told that they can’t accommodate a group of that size that day. And while you’re at it, ask about group rates.
If necessary), Plan ahead for food (and lodging. You’ll have to figure out how to manage food for a large group of people if you’re doing a day trip or overnight excursion. Call and make reservations in advance so you won’t have to wait for a long time to be seated if you’re planning on stopping at local hotspots. Learn if they offer a discount to a large group (since you’re bringing them tons of business). This is also something that you don’t want to leave to last minute if you need to make lodging arrangements.
Think about putting together a brochure, pamphlet, or program with details that would be of interest to your group of veterans. This was likely a huge part of their life story and it isn’t something they get to talk about consistently with others who can relate to it. Due to this, it’s nice to make it something that will take them back in time and let them revisit those memories, whether they be painful or victorious. Having something to give them about your visit for the day will be meaningful and appreciated.
Always remember to figure out transportation! If you’re not sure of the best way to go, you should absolutely GoMotorcoach! We specialize in group transportation without jeopardizing on comfort or convenience for our riders. Also, we have ample undercarriage storage for anything that has to come along, be it food, luggage, souvenirs, or equipment that’s should help people get around (walkers, canes, etc.). Motorcoaches can handle all of this! Plus, we provide great rates and unbeatable customer service!
As you try to put a field trip with our bus rental Boston for veterans together that will be meaningful and something to remember, paying attention to the details is necessary. We hope that all the details come together and that it’s something everyone will never forget!