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50-Year Affiliation Program
1961 2011

 

   R-Day Open House (July 2007): Reception and souvenirs for families of new cadets on R-Day, the day the new cadets enter West Point.  Ten members of the Class of 1961 and six spouses greeted new cadet family members; two were members of the official party during the swearing-in ceremony.  Cost:  $5,819.52
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  New Cadet March Back (August 2007): Forty-two members of the Class of 1961 participated in the new cadet march back from Camp Buckner at the conclusion of Beast Barracks, now known as Cadet Basic Training.  USMA function, no cost.
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     Acceptance Day Parade (August 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010): The Class of 1961 class president, or another class representative, and representatives of the three other 50-year classes affiliated with the classes in the Corps are part of the official reviewing party when the new cadets are accepted in the Corps.  Class representation 2007 (Bob Glass), 2008 (Ed Brown), 2009 (?), and 2010 (?).  USMA function, no cost.
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        2011 Class Crest Unveiling (April 2008):  Dick Buckner and Al Vanderbush represented our class at the unveiling of the 2011 class crest by CDT Mike McCullough, the 2011 class president.  USMA function, no cost.
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        Yearling Flag Ceremony (July 2008) Chuck Armstrong, Bruce Shroyer, and Al Vanderbush presented the class flag to the Class of 2011 at the conclusion of Cadet Field Training, Camp Buckner.  Cost:  $3,511.57
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       Cow Affirmation Ceremony (August 16, 2009):  Presentation of the Class of 2011 coin to members of the class at the beginning of cow year when the cadets become committed to military service.  The Class of 1961 principal representative speaks during the ceremony and sits on auditorium stage.  A small number of additional Class of 1961 representatives are part of the official party.
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       Class Ring Memorial Program (1 March 2010):  Attend the ceremony when donated class rings are melted and join the gold for the class rings.  The Class of 1961 representatives attend the event and speak on behalf of the class.
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       Class Ring Weekend (21-22 August 2010):  Attend ring weekend activities.  The Class of 1961 representatives sit on stage during the ring ceremony and participate in the reception following the ceremony.  They also attend the Ring Banquet and Hop.

       First Class First Brass (7 November 2010):  Presentation of branch insignia at branch selection.  The Class of 1961 representatives sit with official party during ceremony and attend reception following the ceremony.
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       First Class/AOG Dinner (January 2011):  Dinner for cadet class officers, senior AOG leadership, and class of 1961 class officers.

       Graduation Packet (21 May 2011):  Miniature, laminated, pocket-sized personalized diploma and other items including a congratulatory letter from the Class of 1961.

       2LT Bars (21 May 2011):  Presentation of 2LT bars upon graduation.  The Class of 1961 representatives present each new graduate their first set of lieutenant bars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Estimated total cost: Currently $44,500 Estimate at 45th Reunion was $43,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update:
5/30/2011