2018 Veteran's Day Remembrance Ceremony
Venue: War Memorial Chapel (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg
Organizations: Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Event Types: Miscellaneous, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will honor Veterans Day and the service of our nation’s soldiers in a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony on Monday, November 12, 2018 starting at the War Memorial Chapel on the campus of Virginia Tech.

The ceremony and observances will begin at 10:30 am in the War Memorial Chapel and U.S. Navy Captain Jim Snyder (retired), the deputy commandant for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets' 2nd Battalion, will speak.

The remembrance ceremony will be followed by a wreath-laying at 11:00 am at the Pylons. Captain Snyder and Major General Randal Fullhart, commandant of cadets, will place the memorial wreath in front of the cenotaph on War Memorial Court. The Gregory Guard, the corps’ precision rifle drill team, will fire a rifle salute. The Color Guard will present the colors, and a bugler will play “Taps” as well.

In addition, at 4:45 pm, the corps will hold a formal retreat ceremony at the flagpole on Upper Quad. The Color Guard will lower the flag, and Skipper, the Corps of Cadets cannon, will fire and the Highty-Tighties, the regimental band, will play.

Two vigils also will honor veterans.

The Air Force ROTC’s Robert Femoyer Service Squadron will hold a 24-hour vigil at the Rock — a memorial to Virginia Tech alumni lost in World War I on the Upper Quad. Two cadets will be posted as guards and will change every half-hour. Volunteers from the entire Corps of Cadets and the Air Force ROTC will participate.

The Corps of Cadets’ Echo Company will hold a 48-hour vigil at War Memorial Court. Two cadets will be posted as guards at the cenotaph and will change every hour. Cadets and many alumni from Echo Company will participate.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit: https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/2845029 or https://www.calendar.vt.edu/main.php?view=event&eventid=1539010754670 or https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/2845041.
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