On Friday, October 5th, Indiana’s 51st Governor, Eric J. Holcomb, visited Howe Military Academy. Governor Holcomb arrived on campus around 11:30 AM where he was greeted by HMA staff members and VIP guests from the surrounding community inside the Howe Mansion.
Governor Holcomb was originally scheduled to see a Howe Military Academy parade, but rain caused the parade to be cancelled. Instead, Governor Holcomb was given a brief tour of the historic St. James Chapel by the academy president, COL Thomas Tate, USA (Ret). Members of the HMA faculty and staff posed for a photo with the Governor inside the chapel before he proceeded to All Saints Chapel for a Q&A session with Howe Cadets.
Before entering All Saints Chapel, Governor Holcomb watched from outside as the HMA Corps of Cadets marched into the chapel to the beat of the drums.
During the Q&A session, Governor Holcomb answered roughly 10 pre-submitted questions from members of the HMA Corps of Cadets. Before leaving Howe, Cadets Gregory Dutcher and Justin Baker presented the Governor with a Howe Military Academy Saber engraved with his name and visit date as a special gift on behalf of the HMA Corps of Cadets. The Governor made the comment “This is my first visit to Howe Military Academy, but it won’t be my last.”
The faculty and staff of Howe Military Academy would like to thank Governor Holcomb, HMA Board of Trustee members, alumni, and guests of the community who attended the event for making the Governor’s visit to Howe Military Academy a huge success!