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    In February of 1997 the Day Room Years site was first published to the web. There were only three pages and a Memory Book for all to share. Over the next 24 years we grew as our Lancer family submitted photographs, relayed personal experiences, planned and executed the best of reunions and rekindled friendships from long ago. There have been eight confirmed weddings from Lancers who were touched directly or indirectly by Day Room Years endeavors. Our mailing list grew from 80 to over 2000 Lancers from Class Years 1960s to 1980s. We have sponsored, co-sponsored and/or promoted over 28 Reunions and Gatherings of various sizes. 
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Passings Page Updated
April 13, 2021
Thank You * Thank You * Thank You
    The Dayroom Years would like to thank the following Lancers for their generous financial support of our efforts in keeping the Lakenheath Spirit alive for all these years.

Bill Burd  Terry Pulliam Chuck Owen  Wendy Bailey  Gerry Groves 
 Mike Buckley Maya Wright 
Olga Wright Jim McBride Ric Romano  Lee Dyer  Mark Grisham 
Rosemary Johnson Patricia Buckley
Lynn Jerger Dan Barker Don Osborne Curley Black  Billy Brady 
John Prussing Vivenne Grilliot
Harry & Kathy Fleming Roy Stanley Gaylon Warrington Tad Corgill Glenna R Bullock Ruth Jordan
Judy White   Bob Bennett  Ann F Woodall Glenna Bullock  Debra Erickson
Kelly Russell  Laura La Rue  Meg Costello
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Debe Erickson

    Our alumni guru posted this about the beginning of our high school family. You see high school, for those of us lucky enough to attend this military dependents’, was a boarding school for students whose fathers were serving America in England. There were also day students but they too were part of an enormous FAMILY of teenagers who moved with their families all over the world. We had no idea how much we needed each other and this environment until we either graduated or rotated away with our family. We had something ‘more’ in this environment, than just a brief interaction. We had each other and shared parental backgrounds. We were and ARE FAMILY.
Lakenheath High School History Class Of 1961
     As the most modern high school in USAFE, Lakenheath's school campus was frequently visited by both British and American educators and journalists. Consequently, the students planned a program of activities which would portray the American way of life.
    School was officially opened on September 7. The privilege of establishing traditions and a code of ethics was extended to the student body on that day.
    Quickly, Student Council and class officers were elected, and the school's constitution was written. Lakenheath's colors, red and blue, and its name, Lancers, were chosen by the student body.
    Distinguished visitors arrived to accredit the school and to attend the formal dedication ceremony in October.
    Athletically, Lakenheath was equal to its formidable rival, Bushy Park. The football season ended 3—1; and at the end of the first semester, the Lancers boasted an undefeated basketball team.
    Meanwhile, the student body established the Cambridge Chapter of the National Honor Society. Each of the four classes sponsored an all-school dance, and both the juniors and seniors presented class plays. The seniors also sponsored and directed the Variety Show. However, the climax of the social calendar was, of course, the Junior Senior prom.
     The graduation of the first Lakenheath students was the culmination of the year's events. It symbolized the long hours spent in formulating plans, organizing activities, and preparing for future goals
    Ah, Lakenheath girls are the greatest in the world.
    Each one a song in the making
    Singing right to me, I can hear the melody and a story is there for the taking. 
With Apologies to John Stewart