Class of '61 Presents Class of '11 Their
Class Flag in 25 July 2008 Fifty Year Affiliation Ceremony
25 July was a day on which the Fifty Year Affiliation Classes of 2011 and 1961
significantly strengthened the ties between them through their participation in
the Yearling Flag Ceremony. This ceremony is a key component of the Fifty Year
Affiliation Program, for it is the occasion when the Fifty Year Affiliation Class presents the
new Yearling Class with its official Class Flag, a Flag that will be present during
all key Class events from this point forward.
Representing the Class of 1961 were MG and Mrs. Charles Armstrong, COL
and Mrs. Albert Vanderbush, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Shroyer.
Their counterparts from the Class of 2011 were the Class President—Cadet Michael
McCullough—and Vice-President—Cadet Joseph Simon. MG Armstrong, former commander
of the 9th Infantry Division, focused his remarks to the Class of 2011 on his
admiration and respect for the cadets gathered in front of him and on the
significant role that Flags—“Guidons”—have played and will continue to play in
the Army. He stated that his Class was proud to be the Affiliation Class for the
Class of 2011, and that he hoped the Class Flag being presented today would help
connect the cadets with the Army they will soon join.
For pictures of Flag Ceremony