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Obama To Receive 2024 Sylvanus Thayer Award

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, will receive the 2024 Sylvanus Thayer Award from the West Point Association of Graduates. Obama will be the fifth U.S. president to receive the Thayer Award during its 67-year history. The award will be presented on September 19, 2024, during ceremonies hosted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


Cease work on WP-ORG FD55!

Cease work!

Thank you for your quick response to our 55th bi-annual fund drive request. In only seven days, our users pushed us past our goal! That is amazing.

WP-ORG is an organization created by graduates and parents that is completely independent of West Point and the Association of Graduates, and our goal is to serve the communication needs of graduates and West Point families. When we get to our fundraising goal this quickly, we know that we are accomplishing that mission. Thank you for your continued support!

Donation Report:


Warren Hearnes ’89
for the WP-ORG Advisors

Rare Tribute of Lying in Honor at Capitol Bestowed to Korean War Hero Col. Ralph Puckett (’49)

Retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett, who was the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War before his death earlier this month, will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol, congressional leaders announced this week.

Puckett, who was an Army Ranger, will receive the rare tribute of lying under the Capitol rotunda on April 29, House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a joint statement Tuesday.


Fund Drive 55 Kickoff – please donate to WP-ORG!

WP-ORG members:

I’m proud to announce that WP-ORG is kicking off our 55th semi-annual fund drive with a goal of $39,822 that will help cover our costs over the next six months.

Fifty-five consecutive successful fund drives! I never would have anticipated this when we started WP-ORG in 1996 with the mission to provide an online communication infrastructure that enables graduates, parents, and friends of the military academy to maintain and strengthen the associations that bind us together. We continue to do semi-annual fund drives because we believe it helps keep us responsive to the needs of the community – if we’re not providing value, then we won’t meet the goal.

You’re receiving this email because you’re subscribed to one of the many lists that we host for academy grads, parents, and friends that help foster connection, community, and conversation. We provide our services free of charge and ask for donations from those who have found value in these conversations and are in a position to give. Thank you to all our past supporters that have helped us continue our mission for the past 28 years!

Instructions to donate by credit card, PayPal, check or stock donations:

Direct link to the credit card donation Site:

Donation report broken out by affiliation:

Warren Hearnes ‘89
on behalf of WP-ORG Advisors