Veterans Day Observances
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets honors Veterans Day and the service of our nations military through a series of events, including the following:
The Corps of Cadets' Echo Company holds a 48-hour vigil at War Memorial Court. Two cadets will be posted as guards at the cenotaph.
The Air Force ROTC's Robert Femoyer Service Squadron holds a 24-hour vigil at the Rock, a memorial to Virginia Tech alumni lost in World War I, on Upper. Two cadets will be posted as guards and will change every half-hour.
A Veterans Day remembrance ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the War Memorial Chapel.
At 4:45 p.m., the corps holds a formal retreat ceremony on Upper Quad. The Color Guard will lower the flag; Skipper, the Corps of Cadets cannon, will fire; and the Highty-Tighties, the regimental band, will play.