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

2009 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Family Day Parade

2009 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Family Day Parade

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 14, 2010 – In honor of the families of all Virginia Tech students visiting campus for Family Day, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will have a formal review on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. on the Drillfield.  It will be centered on Burruss Hall. 

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is proud to welcome University President Charles W. Steger who will be speaking during the parade. In addition, the Highty-Tighties, the Regimental Band, will play and Skipper, the corps 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 11:45 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 and will remain open until 1:30 p.m.

Free parking is available around the Drillfield and no pass is necessary on weekends. Parking is also available in Perry Street Lot 1, 3, 4 and 6 near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online or call (540) 231-3200.

In addition to the parade, the corps will kick off the weekend with a formal retreat ceremony on the Upper Quad on Friday, Oct. 29 at 4:45 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the flag pole on Upper Quad. The regiment will be formed between Lane, Brodie, and Rasche Halls. The Color Guard will lower the flag, Skipper will fire, and the Highty-Tighties will play.

All are welcome and encouraged to join the corps at these events.

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.