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ALL Lee Grads are Invited to Join us October 1

Our 35-Year Reunion is not just for us – it’s for ALL of our Lancer friends! That’s right, we are inviting siblings and friends from other classes to join us at The Class of ’81 35-Year Reunion on Saturday, October 1 at the Hilton Springfield. Do you know folks from the class of ’79? Invite ’em! How about friends from the class of 1980? Invite them, too! How about those young folks in the classes of ’82, ’83 and later? All Lee Lancers are welcome! Grab your tickets right now. Share with them the details about our Saturday party and then click this to purchase tickets online.

Now let’s spread the word and invite ALL the Lee Lancers that would like to join us on October 1!

35-Year Reunion Party on October 1

Saturday, October 1, 2016 is the date for our 35 Year Reunion at the Hilton Springfield. We get the party started at 8PM in the ballroom and keep rollin’ ’til midnight. This includes two hours of open bar, light hors d’oeuvres, DJ and dancing. The Hilton Springfield will have a sweet deal for folks that want to stay the night — more about that soon. Click this to get all the details.

Remembering Jo Anne Rother

Jo Anne Rother

Jo Anne Rother

From Barbara, Jo Anne’s sister:
“Sad to report that Jo died on Sunday, November 1, 2015 of cancer. Our hearts are broken, but we know she is no longer in pain.”

Classmate Sonia Chambers Hinkley posted this news on Facebook prior to November 1:
“To all my friends and classmates from Springfield, VA, it is with a heavy heart to have to share the bad news that Jo Anne Rother, is in hospice with breast, bone, and liver cancer. She is heavily sedated for the pain and has about a week to a month more of life. Please pray for a peaceful passing for Jo Anne, and for strength, comfort, and healing for her family.”

The R.E. Lee Class of 1981 sends condolences and good thoughts to those Jo Anne left behind. She will forever remain in our memories and hearts.

Big thanks to Jeri Miller Holland for creating a Facebook tribute to Jo Anne in our Class of 1981 Facebook page and contributing the text and images for this post in our website.

Freshmen Bake Sale

Freshman Bakesale with Sandy Yawornicky, Janet Dowd, Matt Warren, Sonia Chambers Hinkley and Jo Anne Rother at Robert E. Lee High School.

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Classmate’s Mother Honored

Eleanor Porter in March 10 Washington Post - Photo: WashingtonPost.com and Lee81.com

Eleanor Porter in March 10 Washington Post

The Washington Post published a wonderful article about female veterans honored at the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration. The article highlights one particular veteran, Lisa Porter’s mother, Eleanor. The article shares 1st Lt. Porter’s experience serving at Fort Sam Houston in 1952 and how she met, and later married, 2nd Lt. Tom Porter. The article continues about how the two have volunteered through the Amputee Coalition of America, visiting soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. You will find the article on page B3 in the Metro section of the March 10, 2012 print edition. You can click this to read the full text of the article or click here to find the image of the full page online.

Photos from the 30-Year Party!

We are expecting many more photos to begin rolling-in but for now we have our first gallery of pics ready for visitors. Click this to see our gallery of 90 photos from the 30-Year Reunion party on October 15, 2011. Big thanks to Jonathan Wallace, Jay Warren and MaryBeth Compton (and anyone else!) for running around and snapping these pics for us!

Do you have some pics you’d like to share? Click this to send us an email note and we will guide you through the process to submit all your photos.

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