Keeping the Legacy Alive
The Friday of Alumni Weekend, October 1, 2021, about a dozen alums and friends walked through these doors to visit iconic St. James Chapel, which is now owned by Great Commission University. We thanked them for graciously opening the Chapel for our brief visit. We paused in the choir to recite the Howe school prayer. Most of us were remembering our days as cadets and the dedication of our parents, the school’s faculty and staff, and the many benefactors through the decades, who give us a better start in life with our Howe experience.
Time has taken its toll on Dear Old Howe. Declining enrollment and an aging physical plant much too large for the small enrollment consumed the endowment and forced the School to close. Our Alumni Association has inherited the duty to “Keep The Legacy Alive.” Each of us knows one or more facets of that dedication we experienced at Howe, because we each have carried it throughout our lives. A few years ago, all the documentation and artifacts that explain and illustrate the many facets of all our Howe experiences, was at great risk of being tossed into the dustbin of history.
Our Howe Military School Alumni Association, Inc., an Indiana not-for-profit 501©(3), saw its duty and worked hard to preserve all this history and document the unique experiences that formed it. Much of this work is displayed on our website, www.howealumni.org. Please visit, browse, and refresh your memories. Now we enter this holy season of gift-giving to our friends and loved ones, to commemorate the miraculous, ultimate gift of our Savior many centuries ago. Please remember those who gave you your Howe experience. Help your fellow alums preserve the legacy we all share. Please click the “Donate” button below and be generous.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your Howe friends.