December 22, 2021
On behalf of the KMS Alumni Association, we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. There is so much to be grateful for as we celebrate this wonderful time of year with our loved ones and friends. Your association is truly blessed to have all the support from each of you this past year and our future has never been brighter. As each of you reflect over this last year, let us take the time to recognize the true meaning of Christmas. We are so grateful for all our blessings and the purpose of life. It is also important to recognize all the mothers and fathers who fight the good fight every day to provide for their families, especially in a year where this pandemic has turned into an epidemic and inflation is at an all time high.
As I was selecting the images for this year’s Christmas post, I was drawn to imagery from years past when life seemed simpler. Seeing these Cadets huddled around the piano enjoying a song and spending valuable time at Kemper Military School soaking up all the rich traditions that shaped each one of us, made me smile. Maybe there is something to this thought of going back to the basics of life, before all the technology and immediacy. Personally speaking, a few days of quiet time away from computers and more time with family and friends seems wonderful. Like you, my relationships are my most important asset and what a wonderful time to foster them. There really is something to addressing life with meaning and purpose and as I look at each of the cadets in the picture, they seem full of both and truly happy. Harkening back to campus life, it makes you think that waking up at 0600, with a full day of studies, athletics, teamwork, and fellowship has had a positive effect on each of us.
Enough of the nostalgia. This is a great time of year to begin the evaluation of our individual and family growth. Your association is sending each of you positive vibes on your journey for purpose and meaning.
In closing, we celebrate YOU and all the hard work and dedication it takes to make life happen. We look forward to spending time with each of you in the Kemper Museum and wish you a very Merry Christmas.