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In a unique partnership, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team have established an innovative program to ensure the U.S., Virginia, and Team Spirit flags are properly honored while creating an opportunity to highlight cadets and players for their outstanding performance. 

The football team selects players to carry the flags onto the field.  The Corps of Cadets chooses freshman cadets to receive the flags from the players on the field.

"One of the things that makes Virginia Tech football unique, is the relationship this program has with the university, the community, the fans and the student body,” football coach Frank Beamer said. “Involving our Corps of Cadets, not only reinforces the link between our program and the students, it's also an outward expression of the respect we have for the men and women of our armed services.  For us, it's simply a show of respect to both Virginia Tech and this country."

Read the story: Corps of Cadets, Virginia Tech football team collaborate to recognize outstanding students