2004 AFATIC Reunion -- Annapolis, MD


In October 2004  a very successful Reunion was held at Annapolis, Maryland. It was a great time to be in Annapolis and have the opportunity to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances. Doug and Donna Hole hosted this year’s event and enjoyed the opportunity to show off our “little town”. Thursday 30 September saw everyone arrive at the Governor Calvert House in the shadow of the Annapolis State House, the oldest continuing operating State Capital Building in the country. Annapolis was the United States Capital for a period as well. Washington resigned his commission from the Continental Army there and The Treaty of Paris ending our Revolutionary War was signed there in 1783. The weekend began with a reception welcoming everyone and getting our guests oriented for the weekend’s events.

Friday morning, Donna took about 35 people on a personal walking tour of Annapolis where she emphasized the layout of our city as well as some of our most important historical buildings. Friday afternoon, another 35 people or so took a bus tour of the Annapolis area that included a broader view of the downtown and finished with a stop at our WWII Memorial overlooking the Naval Academy.

On Saturday Morning we were treated to a tour of the United States. Our tour guide was from Brooklyn and provided a lively introduction to the “Yard”. Saturday afternoon it was time for another perspective of Annapolis from the water. We were treated to a boat ride out Spa Creek and into the Severn River that provided wonderful views of our harbor as well as the many outstanding facilities of the Naval Academy. The weekend ended with a banquet attended by over 50 guests at The Maryland Inn. While not a gastronomical treat, it did provide the opportunity for everyone to have a last chance to share stories and their connection to the Intelligence School in Denver. At the business meeting, our British contingent agreed to host our next event “AFAITC York 2006”. So the baton has been passed and we hope for a great turnout in England.

Your Annapolis Hosts: 

Douglas and Donna Hole