The West Point Society of Annapolis (WPSOA) held its 35th annual Founders Day celebration on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The event was held at Café Mezzanotte, Severna Park, MD, and was attended by 18 WPSOA members and guests, Due to ongoing COVID 19 concerns, attendance was lower than normal and COVID protocols were followed.

President, Steve Heinecke ’77 discussed the status and purpose of the WPSOA, before Bill Taylor ’70 presented the Superintendent's video for the attendees. Steve then introduced the eldest Bob Moore ’58 and youngest Luke Tyree ’08 grads.

Bob Moore entertained us with his humorous experiences and attempts to enter West Point from a small mid-western town in the early fifties. There was lively conversation between Bob Moore, Luke Tyree and guests when Luke mentioned his class ring was made with gold from some of Bob's classmates.

Following the old and young grad comments, Bob Opatovsky ’70 introduced Peter Polk, former USMA instructor and recent Friend of West Point (FOWP) honoree. Bob explained the FOWP nomination & selection process, and offered congratulations to Peter and his wife, Pam, for their unwavering support of West Point and the WPSOA over the past decade. The evening concluded with Bill Taylor ’70 offering the benediction and the assemblage singing the Alma Mater.

Photo: Guests watching the Supt's video

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