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Sunset on the Mountain 

Saturday, September 21, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   
Fort Ritchie's Lakeside Hall
Featuring Keynote Speaker 
Dr. Guy Stern
One of the original "Ritchie Boys," who trained at Camp Ritchie during WWII. He is curator of the "Secret Heroes: The Ritchie Boys" exhibit and an international speaker.


Don't miss Fort Ritchie Community Center's signature fall fundraising event! This year we look back at the rich heritage of Fort Ritchie during World War II. Then named "Camp Ritchie," this was the home of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Training Center. From here, the famed Ritchie Boys were trained and sent to Europe as part of the 1944 invasion of Nazi-held territory.

The setting for this year's Sunset on the Mountain is Fort Ritchie's Lakeside Hall, the former Officer's Club overlooking beautiful Lake Royer. Join us Saturday, September 21st for an evening of authentic 1940's food, beverages, music, and displays, plus a live auction and a keynote address by one of the original Ritchie Boys, Dr. Guy Stern.

Sunset on the Mountain is a great opportunity for you to support the mission and programs of Fort Ritchie Community Center and take a step back in time to experience what makes this place so special.

     Fort Ritchie's Lakeside Hall, home of this year's Sunset on the Mountain





The Event

A World War II themed party at the beautiful and historic Lakeside Hall at Fort Ritchie.

Keynote Speech by "Ritchie Boy" Guy Stern

Fine Cuisine served at USO canteen-style food stations

Cash Bar serving retro favorites

Historic Displays

1940's Music, Decor and Reenactors

A Live Auction, featuring...

A ride in an authentic 1943 PT-19 WWII trainer (courtesy of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum)



Dinner at the Fort Ritchie Castle catered by Mountain Gate Restaurant of Thurmont


A Gettysburg experience, including lodging at the Eisenhower Hotel and tickets to the Eisenhower National Historic Site, David Wills House and Gettysburg Museum & Visitors Center 



A one-day fishing excursion on  Lake Royer in Spring 2014. Spend a day with fishing expert & FRCC Bass Tournament Director Corey Linthicum



Autographed Fort Ritchie Memorabilia...

...and more!





$50 per person      

Contact us about reserving a table for eight by calling FRCC at 301-241-5085.

The Ritchie Boys

The Ritchie Boys were young Jewish men who escaped pre-world war Nazi-controlled Europe and came to the U.S. where they joined the military. The army, recognizing the advantages of these young men’s cultural, linguistic, and geographical knowledge, trained them at then-Camp Ritchie in the fledgling arts of modern intelligence and psychological warfare. Eventually the Ritchie Boys returned to Europe as American soldiers where they provided invaluable assistance in defeating Hitler’s regime and prosecuting war criminals. 
Click here for a news story about the Ritchie Boys reunion held in 2012 at Fort Ritchie and the Fort Ritchie Community Center.




Sunset on the Mountain is made possible by


And these generous individuals:
Peggy S. Bushey
Peter Skala
Corey Linthicum



















Seating is limited to first 150 guests. Additional sponsorship and memorial donation opportunities available. 

Call Business & Development Manager Kirsten Hubbard at 301-241-5085 or email for more information.