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2006 Reunion Highlights October 12 to 15,2006

Shown below are several pictures along with captions taken at the reunion. Also some discussion about the reunion

flag raising
Cadets march near the old site of PMA
Our Memorial Park symbolizes our history
Here the old rubble lies, but PMA lives on in the hearts of the Cadets it housed.
Cadets gathering at the Memorial

This is our first reunion since 1996.  Many events unfolded.  Cliff Hayes made efforts to organize a reunion committee and negotiated with the Ponca City Commerce to include PMA in Ponca City’s heritage.  Dudley Hartman created our first official web site.  Former and current committee members have banded together to preserve our PMA history so that it will live on in Ponca City, the state of Oklahoma, our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and elsewhere as others become knowledgeable of our school and experiences.  In the future, PMA will be realized to those who never experienced the school.  In closing, a tribute to our belated Ms. June Odom, former PMA Art teacher, her photograph with the saying;“Sorrow Comes Occasionally Through These Gates”.  Some of us did indeed come to PMA frightened and unsure, but the majority of us left as better people.

 Thanks to Walter Stiemetz for the pictures and suggestions

Click here to see 118 additional pictures of the 2006 reunion.


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