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virginiatech:

Thank you to all of the veterans who have served this country!

Today is Veterans Day, a day when we honor those men and women who have served the United States in times of peace and war. Formerly Armistice Day, Nov. 11 marks the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. The armistice was reached in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, ending “The Great War” which claimed more than 16 million lives and left more than 21 million wounded.

Following World War II, the name was amended to Veterans Day, in which all veterans were to be honored.

To celebrate our veterans, please join the Corps of Cadets this morning at 10:30, at the War Memorial Chapel for a remembrance ceremony. At 11 a.m., a wreath will be placed in front of the cenotaph on Memorial Court above the chapel. For more information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/p4tec2e.

Tonight at 7, a group called Warrior Writers will be at the Haymarket Theater in Squires Student Center. This group performs spoken word poetry “to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, provide a creative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to the lived experiences of warriors.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.warriorwriters.org.

If you know a veteran or see a veteran today, please thank them for their service and sacrifice.

Thank you, Veterans!

As part of a major redesign of the upper quad, Thomas and Monteith Halls will be torn down with no plans to rebuild. Rasche and Brodie Hall will also be torn down, but in their place will be two new, state-of-the-art residence halls that will house the entire corps of cadets.
Lane Hall will be placed on the National Registry of Historic Sites and will be maintained and updated accordingly.
Read more here.

As part of a major redesign of the upper quad, Thomas and Monteith Halls will be torn down with no plans to rebuild. Rasche and Brodie Hall will also be torn down, but in their place will be two new, state-of-the-art residence halls that will house the entire corps of cadets.

Lane Hall will be placed on the National Registry of Historic Sites and will be maintained and updated accordingly.

Read more here.

a-southern-peach:

Oh how I love the Hokie Bird (:

Strangely enough, HokieBird is one word, with a capital B in bird. Hey, we made up a mascot, we can make up the spelling rules, too!

taketheworldwithme:

this happened at my college.

Peace. No. peace.

Photo: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis signed a portrait by a member of the church where the Lilliston family attends. The portrait features Joshua alongside Lewis and will be auctioned off with proceeds to benefit a local school.

It has been more than a year since Joshua Lilliston, a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, lost his battle with a rare form of eye cancer. To honor their fallen classmate, the cadets donated the proceeds from their annual Shadow Day fundraiser to the the newly created Joshua Lilliston ‘14 Memorial Scholarship fund.

The recipient of this scholarship is an upperclassman in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets with a medical condition preventing the student from entering the military.

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation to this fund, you can donate online, or send a check to the Virginia Tech Foundation with “Lilliston Scholarship” on the memo line. The address is Virginia Tech, University Development 0336, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Attention VTCC.

About Shadow Day

Each year, the Corps of Cadets has a Shadow Day in which freshmen cadets bid for a chance to shadow high-ranking upperclassmen in leadership positions. The event takes place over two days. The top bidders shadow their upperclassman on the first day to learn about the leadership position they hold. On the second day, the freshmen take over the upperclassmen positions and rank and lead the regiment for the day.

virginiatech:

First-year cadets to visit National D-Day Memorial

For the sixth straight year, first-year cadets in Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets will visit the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va.

The cost of transportation and meals for the cadets is funded through a generous gift established by the late Raymond Reed, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus and member of the class of 1957, and his wife Peggy. 

The freshmen cadets visit the memorial to gain an understanding of this special place. The Reeds’ gift has funded the transportation and meal costs each year, while the memorial grants the cadets free admission.

Click on the photo to learn more. And click here to learn more about the Reeds and their support for the Corps of Cadets and Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech’s next home game, Sept. 22 vs. Bowling Green, is homecoming weekend and the Corps of Cadets will be raising money to help fund the National D-Day Memorial. Bring a few extra bucks to help keep this important National Memorial up and running.

Why Bedford, you ask? Because proportionally, that community suffered the nation’s greatest loss by D-Day’s end. Learn more about the National D-Day Memorial.

ftvtcc:

Freshmen and their cadre the first day of New Cadet Week

Hahahahaha! Do the cadets still challenge the civilian resident advisors to a PT challenge before the students come back in August?

ftvtcc:

Freshmen and their cadre the first day of New Cadet Week

Hahahahaha! Do the cadets still challenge the civilian resident advisors to a PT challenge before the students come back in August?

From our Facebook page:

It’s Memorial Day weekend, Hokies. From our military family to all families, we wish you safe travels and a good weekend.

Please take a moment to remember those who have given their lives in the service of this great nation, and give thanks to those who continue to protect our freedoms at home and abroad.

Words cannot accurately express our gratitude, but we say “thank you” nonetheless.

Virginia Tech graduate (‘01), alumni of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. David Seth Mitchell, was killed in October 2009 while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. He is one of many Virginia Tech alumni to make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of this country.

On April 9, 2010, his name was added to the Virginia Tech Ut Prosim Pylon at the War Memorial, which honors Virginia Tech alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect this country.

In 2011, U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Zachary Eckhart’s name was added to the Pylons.

In 2012, U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Maurice Hukill’s name was added to the Pylons.

virginiatech:

On Saturday, April 14, the freshman class of the Corps of Cadets will be making the second half of the 26-mile march completed in 1872 by Virginia Tech’s first cadet and student, Addison Caldwell.

The spring semester chain-of-command, the upper-class cadets who are leading the Corps of Cadets, will march with the freshman to honor them as they complete their challenging year of training.

Alumni and family have donated $88,000 in support of the Caldwell March, a tradition for the corps.

Click on the photo for more information.

Mad respect for the Corps of Cadets!

virginiatech:

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 26, 2012 – The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech invites Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, as well as area residents, to become part of university history by signing a steel beam that will be placed within the structure of the center’s new facility. Signatures will be collected through Thursday, March 29 at 5 p.m.

The beam is on display at the entrance to Shultz Hall facing Monteith and Shanks Halls. The spot is directly adjacent to the future location of the Center for the Arts, which is being constructed at the corner of Main Street and Alumni Mall. Construction of the 147,000-square-foot center continues to take shape and is on schedule, with an opening date slated for fall 2013.

Click on the photo to learn more.

This was pretty cool. The Center for the Arts building is one of three major construction projects (that I know of) ongoing at Virginia Tech. And while I love my alma mater, sometimes I wish we could go a semester or two without a major construction project. How many buildings do you need?