2024 Founder’s Day in New England

On Saturday, April 6th, the West Point Society of New England held the Founder’s Day Dinner at The Devens Commons Center in Devens, MA.  The dinner is in honor of West Point’s founding on March 16, 1802, and to honor cadets.  This year marks the 222th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson endorsing and signing the Military Peace Establishment Act, an act that resonates across the annals of  American military history. This landmark legislation solidified the U.S. Military Academy’s place as an academic institution devoted to the principles of leadership, service, and excellence.

The dinner attendees included Old Grads and 20 Incoming Cadet Candidates with their parents.  It was a great opportunity for the Candidates to meet their future classmates and for the parents to get to know each other. MG Lori Robinson 80th Commandant of the Corps of Cadets was the keynote speaker. We also heard from the Oldest Grad in attendance, Ed Collazzo ’83 and the Youngest Grad in attendance, Aidan Wright ’23.

Our club donated an item for the silent auction which benefited Camp Resilience.  Camp Resilience helps service members, veterans, first responders and their loved ones recover and maintain their physical, psychological and emotional well-being.  The auction raised over $4,000.