Blackhorse Centennial Commemoration at Fort Myer

For those Blackhorse Troopers not going to the reunion in Las Vegas, there
will be a ceremony on Friday, 2 February at Fort Myer, Virginia (where the
Regiment was originally formed on 2 February 1901).  The Centennial
Commemoration Ceremony will take place in Comny Hall (once called Bruckner
Hall), located across from the old movie theater and parade grounds,
catty-corner from the Officers Club.  When you get to the MP checkpoint at
the Fort Myer gate, tell them you are going to the Blackhorse Ceremony at
Comny Hall.

The sequence of events is as follows:


Blackhorse Centennial Commemoration

2 February 2001
Comny Hall, Fort Myer, Virginia

Sequence of Events
1030    Master of Ceremonies welcome remarks

1035    Invocation

1037    Bugler sounds attention and Color Guard enters

           Singing of the National Anthem

1040    Introduction of the Guest Speaker

1040    Remarks by GEN (Ret) Donn A. Starry, Honorary Colonel of the

1055    Bugler sounds attention

           Reading of the Order establishing the 11th Cavalry Regiment on 2
February 1901

1057    Benediction

1100    Bugler sounds taps in honor of all Blackhorse Troopers who have made
the pilgrimage to Fiddlers Green

           Ceremony concludes


The ceremony in Comny Hall may be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at
the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery (arrangements still
being coordinated) and then lunch at the Officers Club.  During the lunch,
we will show two videos of the Regiment's history.

Please pass this message on to any Blackhorse Trooper from any era who might
be interested in attending the Fort Myer ceremony.


Don Snedeker and Glenn Snodgrass