Ticket sales are coming to a close for the Heart of Texas West Point Society’s annual Founder’s Day celebration.

All U.S. Military Academy graduates, former staff and faculty and their spouses are invited to attend a dinner March 7 to celebrate the 211th anniversary of the founding of the academy.

Retired Col. Bill Adams, president of the local chapter of the alumni association, said the dinner affords graduates the opportunity to reunite and get an update on what’s happening at the New York school.

“The biggest thing is seeing my classmates in my area,” Adams said of what he enjoys about the event. “You get busy in your job and you don’t get a chance to interact within the year.”

Instead of a guest speaker, this year’s dinner will feature a video from Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, academy superintendent.

Adams encouraged all graduates to join the local chapter of the society, which helps with outreach to prospective students and hosts events for cadets visiting Fort Hood.

Prospective students who are in the running to attend West Point this fall are invited to attend the Founder’s Day dinner, as are families of current cadets.

The social hour begins at 6 p.m. and a buffet-style dinner is served at 7 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Tickets are $25 and Adams said they should be purchased as soon as possible at https://secure.west-point.org/hotwps/foundersday.For more information, go to the society’s Facebook page.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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