|Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:07:34|
Subject: USNA Cemetery and Wreaths Across America
I would like to personally invite those in the Annapolis area on the 12th of December to please stop by and see or even help us place those wreaths. This ceremony and wreath laying brings great emotion and is one you won't soon forget. I've provided the link and some instructions on how to purchase a wreath or two online. Again this year if you buy 2 we will get the third for free. For those uncomfortable with donating on-line you can either send me the check ( made out to Wreaths Across America TM) at my address below or send directly to (Wreaths Across America TM, PO Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623).
Dear USNA Alumni,
As the coordinator of Wreaths Across America (WAA) for the USNA cemetery I'm asking for your help in getting the word out. Would you please consider forwarding this email to your Class or Chapter members. Please help us to fill the cemetery at USNA with wreaths during the 2014 Holiday time. Your help will enable us to place a wreath at each of the 2000 graves in the historic Naval Academy cemetery. I am honored to have played a small part in this event in the past three years as we have increased the amount placed each year. My hope is not to have to pick who may get a wreath or who will not. Two years ago we received enough donations for 1,100 wreaths. Last year we were able to place 1,500 wreaths. This year we hope to place a wreath on all 2,000 graves.
Once again the Class of 1981 is honored to lead the way in sponsoring WAA at the Naval Academy Cemetery and has contributed 150 wreaths. If you would like to check on the legitimacy of this event please contact the Class of '81 President, Otto Stutz at email@example.com. Additionally, you can contact Craig Washington at the Alumni Association. Craig is a great supporter of this cause.
THIS IS IMPORTANT!! on the "For line" of your check put "MD 0011/MDUSNA" in order to donate the wreaths to the Naval Academy Cemetery and to get the buy two get one free option.
Thank you again for helping us honor those that have gone before.
To donate online go to: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org Click on the "Sponsor Locally" box. Select Maryland. Click on MDUSNA at the very bottom of the list and then click on the magnifying glass under "Find a Fundraising Group", go to MD0011- United States Naval Academy Cemetery and click on "Donate Now."
If you have any issues with these instructions please feel free to call me.
Thank you for considering this wonderful cause and in closing please remember; "Don't say I should have, say I did".
Naval Academy Class of 2018 Stats
POSTED ON: JULY 01, 2014 08:00 EDT
Press Release #: 064-14
CLASS OF 2018 (as of June 30, 2014):
PROJECTED CLASS SIZE:
Total.............. 1,192 (Includes 13 international students from 12 different countries)
Women…….. 3,931 Minority…...5,958
Total. . . . . . . 17,618
(The Class of 2017 inducted 1,206 midshipmen and received 17,654 applications.)
WOMEN & MINORITIES:
The Class of 2018 includes 303 women (25%, the largest number ever) and a total of 402 minority midshipmen (34%)
(The Class of 2017 was comprised of 23% women and 33% minority midshipmen.)
The Class of 2018 will include candidates who have accepted appointments from all 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam and 13 international students from: Cambodia (1), Cameroon (2), Federated States of Micronesia (1), Georgia (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (1), Montenegro (1), Nigeria (1), Republic of Korea (1), Senegal (1), Taiwan (1), and United Arab Emirates (1).
Twenty-six percent (354) of the Class of 2018 are from college and post‑high school preparatory programs, which include:
· 225 from Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, R.I.
· 41 from the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Program (30 from preparatory schools and 17 from other colleges under foundation sponsorship).
· 88 additional students have completed at least six months of study at a college or university.
TOTAL FORMER ENLISTED:
Marine Corps....... 10
McCarthy, who just returned from deployment to Iraq, discussed what life has been like for him since graduating five years ago, and also about how his class is looking forward to its five-year reunion this weekend at Homecoming. Watt was then joined by Staubach, a Naval Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate who is known for winning the Heisman Trophy and as a leader in the National Football League. Staubach’s class is returning for its 40th reunion this weekend. He spoke about looking forward to Homecoming and about today’s Brigade of Midshipmen, as well as the impact of private support.
We encourage you to tune in and listen to the archive of this month’s show at www.gonavyradio.com to learn more about homecoming festivities and the lives of two very interesting and intriguing graduates. Please visit www.usna.com for more information on upcoming shows on gonavyradio.com!
Prayers to Continue at Naval Academy
"The Naval Academy will continue its mandatory lunchtime prayer service despite a new policy issued last month by the Air Force to discourage most public prayer among its ranks. The Naval Academy is the only military institution to conduct a formal prayer service at lunch for its roughly 4,100 Midshipmen.
However the American Civil Liberties Union and the Anti-Defamation League have asked the Navy to stop the academy's lunch prayer. Their arguments are based on a 2003 ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which found that mealtime prayers at the Virginia Military Institute violated the First Amendment.
The Air Force's new policy, which says prayers should not be allowed in staff or office meetings, classes or other officially sanctioned activities, could prompt the Pentagon to establish new rules governing religious sensitivity for all the military services."
(article from Sea Power, 2005)
Distinguished Graduate Award Announcement [26
On behalf of 2005 Distinguished Graduate Award Committee Chairman Admiral Bob Natter '67 and our colleagues on the award selection committee, I am pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Graduate Award.
Captain Slade Cutter '35, USN (Ret.): Slade Cutter was an undefeated heavyweight intercollegiate boxing champion and All-American football place kicker and tackle at the Academy. During WW II he commanded two submarines and was awarded four Navy Crosses, two Silver Stars and one Bronze Star. He returned to the Naval Academy as athletic director and played a significant role in the construction of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Rear Admiral Robert "Bob" Wertheim '46, USN (Ret.): Bob Wertheim has a reputation as one of the nation's most distinguished strategic weapons engineers and managers. He is best known for the central role he played in the conception, development, production and operational support of the submarine-launched fleet ballistic missile systems POLARIS, POSEIDON and TRIDENT, which were, and remain, the nation's most secure and effective deterrents to nuclear war. RADM Wertheim is a charter member of the Robert Means Thompson Society. He is also a life member of the President's Circle donor society and has been active in the program to build the Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel at the Naval Academy.
Admiral Ronald J. Hays '50, USN (Ret.): Ron Hays was a combat aviator and Navy test pilot whose many awards include the Silver Star (three), Distinguished Flying Cross (seven), Bronze Star with combat "V" and Air Medal (18). Admiral Hays' long and distinguished naval career culminated in command of all Pacific forces (CincPac). In retirement, he was chairman of the USS MISSOURI Memorial Association and led a four- year effort to establish the USS MISSOURI near THE USS ARIZONA as a major Pearl Harbor Monument. Additionally, he is chairman of the board of the Military Aviation Museum of the Pacific, an ongoing $50 million project destined for historic Ford Island.
Mr. H. Ross Perot '53: Following his active duty service in the Navy, Ross Perot went on to become a nationally known and extremely successful captain of industry. Additionally, he has received national and international recognition as a philanthropist, humanitarian, national political figure and a continuing major contributor to the Naval Academy. As a midshipman, Perot was president of the Class of 1953 and an active member of Midshipman Bill Lawrence's committee that developed the USNA Honor Concept. Last year Mr. Perot received the Business Executives for National Security's (BENS) prestigious Eisenhower Award in recognition of the exceptional efforts he has made, often at the expense of his corporate and personal fortunes, to help people who could not get help by regular means.
Please join us as we congratulate these four outstanding Alumni. This year marks the seventh time a group of peers has met to discern those few of more than 50,000 living graduates to be honored by their alma mater. The task of the committee is not an easy one, as this year the members thoroughly reviewed nearly 30 nomination packages of highly qualified and truly distinguished Naval Academy graduates in their own right. This year's selectees will be formally recognized at a ceremony at the Naval Academy on 15 April 2005 that will also include the Brigade of Midshipmen.
G. P. Watt, Jr.
George P. Watt, Jr., President and CEO
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation
410-263-4448 Ext. 102
247 King George Street
Annapolis, MD 21402
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