The Sunset Parade

At the invitation of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, Tim Day was the Guest of Honor at the Sunset Parade on May 28th, 2013 in Washington DC at the Marine Corps War Memorial. “The Sunset Parade is a universal symbol of the professionalism, discipline and esprit de corps of the United State Marines. Since its inception, the Sunset Parade has become a unique, patriotic tradition of the Corps. It is an elaborate performance featuring the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and the precision rifle handling of the Marine Silent Drill Platoon.” Fellow ‘55ers at the event were Pat O’Donnell, son of Emmett “Rosie” O’Donnell, Jr., a four-star general who led the first B-29 Superfortress attack against Tokyo during World War II, and Major General Barclay Wellman, Commanding General of the 98th Infantry Training Division, U.S. Army Reserve (1988-1992).

Tom L’Esperance

Class of 1955


Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are Deerfield Clubs in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on specific clubs and their sponsored events. 

Of course! Be sure to read the latest issue of From Albany Road in your email’s in-box for current news of what is happening on campus. As we also send out periodic invitations, it’s always best to make sure we have your current physical address. And if you do plan on visiting campus, why not tell us ahead of time?

Contact the Office of Advancement

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342