Founders Day Dinner

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  1. prest477

    prest477 Member

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    Can anyone describe what usually happens at these dinners?


    I was invited to the one hosted by the West Point Society of NJ, and I plan on going. I just wanted to see what other people had to say about it.
     
  2. jenks93

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    I had the pleasure of attending one of these dinners last weekend. Yours may be different, but for mine, we showed up and went through a reception line to meet the host, and then everyone visited in a social hour. Talk to the grads during this time; they have some AWESOME stories about their time in the Army/ West Point. :thumb: After the social hour, we had dinner, followed speeches by the youngest and oldest graduates. I definitely recommend going if you're invited, it was a great time!
     
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    Some will have a special candidate reception as well - usually with the guest speaker.
     
  4. prest477

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    our guest speaker is a retired vice admiral who was a USNA grad...go figure tha one out haha
     
  5. Roadking

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    DS and I will be there and look forward to meeting you prest477, along with other accepted candidates. I think it will be very informative and a good chance to meet graduates and some current cadets from what I understand.:wink:
     
  6. GoBlue1984

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    Attend if you can!

    We just got back from the SE Ohio Founders Dinner and had a great time. If you are invited I highly recommend you go.

    Not coming from a military or WP family, it really gave us an even greater appreciation for the academy, cadets, and the thin grey line. The Col who as spoke shared his experiences from deployment in iraq and Afghanistan make clear the commitment the troops have to their mission, each other and to us as citizens. I. Odnt be prouder of my DS for pursuing this path for his life.

    Go Army! Beat Navy!
     

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