February 3, 2014
Dear Class of ’49 Member,
A Happy New Year of 2014!
Since June 12, 1949, we have returned to the “Hill” periodically, to reunite, recall and rejoice, each in his own way. We remember two events of significance in 1945. World War II was ended. As a war veteran you may have returned to Hamilton to study or as a recent secondary school graduate, each enrolled as a member of the Class of 1949 at Hamilton, a small liberal arts college for men, located just outside Clinton, New York.
The four years “in residence” provide for much recall, remembering and rejoicing. The May 22, 1949 Sunday issue of the “Utica Observer Dispatch” devoted a half page, with photos, headed “Hamilton Will Graduate Largest Class Since 1812; 157 Young Men Will Be Given Diplomas on June 12.” Baccalaureate Service at Eleven O’clock, the Alumni Gymnasium; The 139th Commencement with the Order of Exercises featuring Charge To The Graduating Class by Omar Nelson Bradley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; The Commencement Address by the most recent President of the College, Robert Ward McEwen; Conferment of Degrees in Course (with Diploma wording in Latin); and Conferment of Honorary Degrees, six including General Bradley’s LLD.
If health, distance and other factors permit, please consider joining the 46 other current members at our 65th Reunion at the College, June 5-8, 2014. Registration is forthcoming. As of December 9, by email and personal contact, we know that the following plan, as possible, to attend (*with spouse or friends):
If you plan to attend please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (609)426-6295.
Finally, watch for “breaking news” from the College about Reunions ’14; our 65th of the Class of 1949. As possible, we hope you can attend with us and other current members of our class.
Warren E. Moore ’49
E. Lowell Swarts ’49
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