Mother’s Day at PMC

 

1961 Roses presentedBeginning in 1950, PMC hosted what would become an annual tribute to the mothers of PMC Cadets. The annual program consisted of a Full Dress Mother’s Day Parade with the Cadet mothers “Taking the Review.”  A traditional part of the program was the presentation of a red rose to the mother of each Cadet in attendance. The program also consisted of the presentation of various awards.  Among the most anticipated and coveted award was the promotion of several members of the Fourth or “Rook” (freshman) Class to the rank of Cadet Corporal.

1962 Mothers Day RosesThose Fourth Classmen were chosen with very carefully. Each Company Commander would recommend to each Battalion staff a cadet that was observed as: “Having outstanding Military Bearing.”  The candidate also needed to have a strong academic record to be considered.  With the approval of the Commandant’s staff, the Mother’s Day Corporals were chosen for their “achievement of outstanding military and academic records” while being a member of the Corps of Cadets.

The annual Mother’s Day Ceremony and the Father and Son Banquet were highlights of the year.  Both events were always well attended and established friendship and goodwill between PMC and parents.

Mother’s Day Corporals

Mother’s Day Parades

Mother’s Day Corporals Listed by Year

Mothers Day Name Class
1950 Charles F. Hiltner 53
1950 Charles S Nagle, Jr. 53
1951 Nicholas A. Cellucci 54
1953 Charles A. Callahan 56
1953 William S. McKee 56
1953 Charles W. Solliday 56
1954 Louis Sasso 56
1954 Donald J. Ainsworth 57
1954 Franklin A. Walsh 57
1955 Eugene A. Ellis 58
1956 Robert E. Hofman 59
1956 John J. Rogers 59
1956 Joseph Smith 59
1957 Guy D. Haag 60
1957 Stanley J. Martin 60
1957 Frederick L. Reigel 60
1958 Thomas P. Cope 61
1958 Alfred B. Emma 61
1958 Roger A. Godin 61
1959 Franklin H. Andrew 62
1959 Robert L. Dainton 62
1959 William E. Muehsam 62
1959 Robert Bellinger 62
1959 Barry Ernest 62
1960 Raymond L. Hastings 63
1960 John L. Geoghegan 63
1960 Albert Hansen 63
1960 Bruce Overton 63
1961 Gordan L. Carlisle 64
1961 Robert Duffy 64
1961 Lorenzo E. Fesler, Jr. 64
1961 Douglas D. MacDonald 64
1961 Nicholas Manente 64
1961 Glenn MacCausland 64
1961 Gerrald W. Schmidt 64
1961 Robert L. Sicotte 64
1961 Dennis Vetock 64
1962 Shelley J. Horwitz 65
1962 Norman Goldberg 65
1962 George Vincent 65
1963 William D. Duthie 66
1963 George Graner, Jr. 66
1963 Charles E. March 66
1963 Gerald F. Johnson, Jr. 66
1963 Marvin G. Shipps 66
1963 Edward R. Taddeo, Jr. 66
1963 Peter M. Zeimann 66
1964 Charles C. Cole 67
1964 Richard Hodges 67
1965 Ronald L Callentine 68
1965 Robert S. Chamberlain 68
1965 Frank J. Del Sole 68
1965 Denis L. Grealish 68
1965 Malcom W. MacNab 68
1965 Richard A. Schwartz 68
1965 Stephen Vasak 68
1965 Kenneth O. Wofford 68
1966 Thomas Dougherty 69
1966 Robert Heitman 69
1966 Robert F McCaffrey 69
1966 Daniel Orne 69
1966 James W Pherson 69
1966 Mark Richards 69
1966 Carlton K Rohrbach 69
1966 William E Storms 69
1966 David Williams 69
1967 Richard Beals 70
1967 John Czekner 70
1967 James Howard 70
1967 Larry Spang 70
1967 Frederick Walker 70
1968 Wayne Austerman 71
1968 Louis Cioletti 71
1968 Philip DeGrott 71
1968 Nelson Enriques 71
1968 Steve Fowler 71
1968 John Molnar 71
1968 Robert Somers 71
1968 Tom Soper 71
1969 Charles Driggers 72
1969 Bob Gerling 72
1969 Stanley Greenwood 72
1969 Geroge Hedrick 72
1969 Michael Lennon 72
1969 Philip Lewis 72
1969 Paul S. Lewis 72
1969 Pasquale Verrastro 72
1970 Edward Albertson 73
1970 Glen Dower 73
1970 George Kinoshita 73
1970 William McKeon 73
1970 Samuel Sides 73
1972 Randolph Hessman 75
1972 Les Ware 75