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30th Reunion Event: Walk of the Fallen

We will be having an event, the Walk of the Fallen/Trail of the Fallen, on Sunday of our reunion (27 October), from 1pm-4pm. Some recent classes have added this event to their itinerary, with great success. Our host for this event is Colonel Hank Keirsey (who some of you may have had as a History P, when we were cadets). His house is at the trail head, and we can use parking along his property, etc. My son and I executed a TEWT (if that is still a thing), this past Sunday. Please strive to attend this event!
I will provide more details later, but here are a few bullet points about the event:

  • Classmates volunteer to “sponsor” one of our fallen classmates
    • More information on how to “sponsor”, in an upcoming communication
  • Sponsors paint a rock, to memorialise the fallen classmate
  • We meet at Colonel Keirsey’s house (MineTorn Road – If you remember that area)
  • We have a forum to say a few things (or not) about our fallen classmates
  • Those who want to walk the trail, walk and carry the rocks up the trail
  • People are also welcome to stay at Colonel Kiersey’s, while other Classmates conduct the walk
    • Note – the walk is a little challenging, expect to have to scurry up rocks and a steep trail (Probably about 1 Kilometer long)
  • We place the rocks on the cairn
  • The views of the Hudson, at the cairn are spectacular
  • Beer and light refreshments will be served at Colonel Kiersey’s 
  • A campfire/bonfire will also be at the base camp
  • As we have had classmates who have become one of the “statistics” of suicide, I suggest those who attend this event join TeamRWB (it’s free and you will receive a TeamRWB shirt), and we wear our TeamRWB shirts for the event.
  • My son will take a pictures/movies of the even, with his drone

Please view the following video:

30th Reunion Swag Survey

Please provide input on our reunion swag: link

Reunion Dates

Based on available dates (older classes get priority and homecoming is only an option for the four most recent classes) and a class poll, we have selected the weekend of October 26th, 2019 as the date for our 30th reunion.  

For greatest timeliness, updates will be posted to the USMA 1989 Facebook Page and sent to the usma1989 mailing list (not the more contentious usma1989-forum list). I’ll try to post updates here as well but the other outlets are more likely to be up-to-the-minute.

If you’re not on the usma1989 mailing list (there are a couple hundred folks who aren’t) and wish to be added, go to my personal website and use the Contact Me page to let me know what email address to add.  Sorry about that inconvenience but putting one’s email on a public web page is asking for more spam than I care to deal with.

@usma1989 on Instagram

I’ve set up @usma1989 ( on instagram for sharing photos.  It’s set up with a private profile so folks who aren’t approved followers won’t be able to see anything.  To share an image, just tag @usma1989.