Nearly 300 association members and family attended the 2015 Blackhorse Reunion in Las Vegas; it was a resounding success. The attendees included five regimental commanders and five regimental command sergeants major. The Venetian Hotel and Casino was a magnificent venue, and Gus Flangas masterfully coordinated the entire event. Highlights included:
The highlight of the meeting was, as usual, a superb banquet on Saturday night that featured a first-class buffet. Colonel Kevin Jacobi, the 66th Colonel of the Regiment, presented the annual “State of the Regiment Update” and then inducted seven new Blackhorse veterans into the Honorary Rolls of the Regiment:
We announced the 15 new recipients of Blackhorse Association Scholarships, including our first 6 “named” scholarships. (We will now “name” a scholarship for the person or Foundation that funds an entire $3000 scholarship.)
The Blackhorse Store sold several thousand dollars worth of clothing and memorabilia, and in a fitting and well-deserved twist of irony, Gus Flangas won the cavalry pistol raffle.