This website is a repository of current and historic class information--history, archival data, class activities, social events, reunions, class directory kept current, all obituaries, class organization, widows, survivors actions. etc.—not available elsewhere in its totality-- preserving the legacy of the Class of 1956.  With Shipmate and 56USNA group mailings promotes class cohesion and participation. It is open to classmates (grads and non-grads), wives, widows, families, and other interested parties, expanding its use and thus the class legacy.   We made this website easy to use by dividing it into just 6 links (major sections), each of which, upon selection, has drop down menus for sub-sections of interest.  To make the site even better and keep it current we encourage users to submit ideas for additions or changes or updates.   About us—see class history.