Western Military Academy 50th (1967) and 60th (1957) Reunion - Aug. 17-19,...
Reunion for Western Military Academy Classes (1967 - 50th) & (1957 - 60th).
Thursday, Aug. 17th
Annual All School Reunion (informal) at the Loading Dock (bar and grille). 2 p.m. till? 400 Front St., Grafton, IL 62037 618-786-3494. www.graftonloadingdock.com. Dinner on your own with classmates.
Friday, Aug. 18th (class activities & banquet)
8 a.m. – 12 noon. Golf Outing - for “All” WMA classes scramble best ball. 18 holes. – Spencer T. Olin Community golf course – 4701 College Alton, IL
618-465-3111; http://www.spencertolingolf.com/ (website contains directions and map links).
Sign up with Brad Breuer (’64) for pairings – firstname.lastname@example.org
12 noon – 1:30 p.m.Informal lunch – for golfers at Spencer Olin club house immediately following (all classmates are welcome to come).
2:30 p.m. –Flag Raising & Bugle calls - Informal get together for reunion and other classes at WMA campus at WMA Memorial Plaza & flagpole. (bugler from Air Force Band of Mid America – Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, IL will perform familiar calls).
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WMA Class of ’57 & ’67 Reunion Banquet at Atrium Hotel
5-6:30 WMA Class Social
7:30 Reunion Featured Speaker – Michael Wallis (class of 1963)*; additional brief comments by Capts. Phillip Robbins and Robert Webber; open microphone for WMA stories by cadets and faculty.
Atrium Hotel & Conference Center, 3559 College Ave. Alton, IL 62002 (618-433-9768) - http://atriumhotel.net/
Saturday, Aug. 19th (class activities and luncheon).
Breakfast on your own
Tour of WMA artifacts and memorabilia - Alton Museum of History and Art, 2809 College Ave, Upper Alton, IL 618-462-2763; http://www.altonmuseum.com/.
12 p.m. noon
Luncheon either in Lower Gym on old WMA campus or Atrium Hotel in Upper Alton. Featured Speaker - Brad Breuer
Flag lowering ceremony and medley of bugle calls (bugler from Air Force Band of Mid America – Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, IL). Flag will be presented to Class of ’68.
*Michael Wallis (WMA ’63) is an American Voice Actor (Cars), journalist and popular historian of the Western United States. He has written seventeen books, including Route 66: The Mother Road, about the historic highway U.S. Route 66. His work has been published extensively in magazines and newspapers, including Time, Life, People, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, the New York Times and of course The Shrapnel. Mr. Wallis was greatly influenced to be a writer by Major Louis Malone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wallis