This is the planning website for our 40th reunion. This is also our "Virtual Reunion" site. Please send in your photos!
The purpose of our website is expanding beyond our main goal of planning and implementing our 40th Class Reunion Weekend for the summer of 2021. We now have an opportunity to come together during these trying times to rediscover our high school roots and to help unite as a community based on our common identities as graduates of Patrick Henry High School. Please send your photos from your time at Henry to me at DaveBerger2004@yahoo.com I have about 70 photos from our class under photo gallery and throughout our website. I would like to add another 200 or so with your help! With a little more time on our hands at home in our current crisis, many of us can find old high school photos in a closet or a storage area. I found some interesting artifacts myself....including a ticket to our 1981 graduation ceremony! See our website for some very interesting stuff with much more to come as folks send photos my way!
As we create this collective memory website through photographs, our former classmates can then peruse and reminisce and reflect on our lives over 40 years ago. In these very disruptive and trying times it will be a breath of fresh air to think about the simpler times and to share photos and memories. Please send your Henry photos in digital form (scan or take a photo of your originals and send as an attachment). Also, it would be great if you could send a caption with each photo on when, where, who, what, and why the photo was taken.
This can be a way to get to know each other again. This website can become a refuge from the social anxiety and fear that many are experiencing during this pandemic. By working together to rekindle our collective past we can help each other in this chaotic present. I have added new sections to our website on "1981" in general and "Awards" to help you think more deeply about our lives 39 plus years ago. http://www.classreunion2021.com
Please also send your ideas on how we can improve this website virtual class reunion!
Thanks everyone and I hope all of you and your families are safe and healthy.
Patrick Henry High School Class of 1981
40th Class Reunion:
An upcoming weekend in the summer of 2021
- we may have multiple activities that could include a Saturday afternoon picnic social, Saturday evening music social, possible Karaoke using songs from 1978-1981, Sunday brunch, tours of Patrick Henry High School, and a Sunday afternoon Texas Hold 'Em Tournament with Patriot merchandise prizes!
Our upcoming summer class reunion 2021 weekend events will be small and large and will provide many opportunities for members of the class of 1981 to socialize together and catch up. These events are designed as very casual and laid back socials. No need to dress up. Come as you are and bring your memories from Patrick Henry High School to share. Hopefully, we can help you rediscover old friendships and create new connections as well.
There's lots to do between now and the summer of 2021to organize our weekend class reunion. What events would you like to see? How can you contribute or help organize? Which weekend in the summer of 2021 should we schedule the reunion? What are your ideas?
Dave Berger, Patrick Henry Class of 1981, is a retired college instructor who has volunteered to help lead our efforts to organize the best weekend reunion we can for the summer of 2021. If you want to contact Dave directly, please email him at DaveBerger2004@yahoo.com