Wishing USMA77 classmates a Happy New Year and a healthy and successful 2018. As we say a sad farewell to yet another classmate, we remember our days at West Point and we share this video memory of some of the good times we had last October as we reconnected at our Legacy reunion. Esprit de Corps!
Esprit de Corps! Registration is available online and packets have been mailed out to all classmates. We’ve updated available accommodations as of TODAY, 9/15/17. So many reasons to attend the 40th legacy reunion and there are still rooms available for you – but not for long. There are a few rooms being help until next week.
Excitement is building. Agenda is finalized. Registration is still open. Excellent options for USMA77 memorabilia. Join us October 5 – 8th, 2017 for fellowship and updates and for reconnecting at West Point!
As our 40th Reunion agenda is being finalized and surveys are being made available to all classmates, we have created a list of some suggested New York City activities and venues you may enjoy if you participate in the evening trip on Saturday, October 7, 2017. These suggested venues and restaurants are fairly close to the bus drop off and pick up point because of your available time in the city. Bus will leave West Point at 4:30 PM to take you to NYC. Plans in the city are on your own. Bus will pick you up again at 10:30 PM in New York for return trip to West Point. You may review and / or download the attractions list here.
The 2017 Thayer Award recipient will be President George W. Bush. The award will be presented on October 19, 2017, not during our Legacy Reunion Weekend. There is an upside to that. Read more about the award and this year’s recipient in the press release here.
Congratulations President George W. Bush!
Fellow USMA 1977 classmates – Enjoy this short video selection of photo clips like this one from the Howitzer.
Here’s the video link: http://bit.ly/1UjFXKf
For classmates and members of The Corps who want to brush up on our Alma Mater before next year’s reunion or share in “reminiscences of Benny Havens, Oh!” here’s to Army Blue. Enjoy the lyrics.
Voting has closed for the choice of class gift for our 40th reunion. Your opinions and votes are most appreciated and the class gift will be announced shortly.
Dear Classmates – (download or print this note)
I would like to invite you to join us in voting for our 40th Class Reunion Gift Project that will be presented to the Academy in 2017.
Over the past several months, our Class Gift Committee, led by Ken Hicks, in partnership with the AOG, has reviewed options from the Academy Priorities List, which contains all projects and programs that the Superintendent has selected and approved as the most pressing current needs of the Academy. From this list, the Committee has selected two options:
- The Modern War Institute at West Point
- West Point Center for Oral History
To vote for our 40th Reunion Gift, go to: https://www.westpointaog.org/1977_40threuniongiftvote Descriptions of each of the options are detailed in the link.
Voting will close on March 9, 2016 and the winner will be announced shortly after. This is our Legacy Gift to West Point. Both projects are spearheaded by classmates, Lance Betros and Vinnie Viola. On behalf of the Class Gift Committee, thank you for your participation!
Esprit de Corps,
40th Reunion Fundraising Chair
We’re happy to announce the dates of the 40th reunion of the best looking class in the history of the corps!
October 5 – 8, 2017
Mark these dates on your desk calendars, on your smart phones, tablets, computers, and/or your cloud-based calendars. You won’t want to miss this reunion. We’re in the planning stages now and details on location, accommodations, events and more will be shared as soon as they are known.
Original company class reps will be reaching out via email and/or cell in the next few weeks to touch base and update personal info.
Very happy to assist in sharing the latest news and happenings in preparation for the USMA 1977 reunion coming in 2017. We’re already at the one year away point for our legacy reunion.