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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets to honor visiting families at Family Day parade


The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Color Guard marches in review past the War Memorial Chapel last November. The Color Guard marches in review past the War Memorial Chapel.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 12, 2012 – In honor of the families of all Virginia Tech students visiting campus for Family Day, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will hold a formal review on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. on the Drillfield.  It will be centered on the War Memorial Chapel.

University President Charles W. Steger will speak during the parade. In addition, the Highty-Tighties, the regimental band, will play and Skipper, the Corps of Cadets cannon, will be fired when the cadets first enter the Drillfield, at the first note of the national anthem, and the first note of "Tech Triumph." There will be three shots total, the first shot will be at approximately 10:50 a.m. and the final shot will be at about 11:40 p.m.

Immediately following the parade the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets museum, located on the first floor of Rasche Hall, will be open for tours.

Free parking is available around the Drillfield and no pass is necessary on the weekends. Parking is also available in the Perry Street Lots and the Perry Street Parking Garage near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

All are welcome and encouraged to come view the parade.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.