Commemorative Dates in School History

Founder’s Day – November 11th

Honors the Nation’s Veterans and War Dead, especially those Fishburne Alumni who gave their lives in defense of their country and remembers the school’s founder PROFESSOR JAMES ABBOTT FISHBURNE who died on this day in 1921.

Colonel Hudgins’ Birthday – December 4th

Honors the Founders successor COLONEL MORGAN HUGHES HUDGINS who served Fishburne for fifty-one years (1901-1952), remaining keenly interested in the school as Trustee until his death in 1973 at the age of ninety-four.

Foundation Day – March 11th

Commemorates the purchase of the school in 1951 by the Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation, Inc. a non-profit corporation founded by friends and alumni to save the school after its private owners had sold it to the city and announced that it would close in May of 1951. The Foundation continues to operate the school for the benefit of present and future cadets.