Cadet Liam Garrity of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, will receive the flags at Thursday’s football game at Pittsburgh.
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue their proud partnership to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremony at every football game.
Three football players, chosen because of their performance in the last game or at practice, to carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag as they lead the team onto the field. They deliver them to cadets at the south end of the field.
The cadets, also selected based on their performance during training, render honor to the flags and then carry them off the field. At home games three first-year cadets are selected and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games.
Garrity, a senior majoring in economics in the Pamplin College of Business, was chosen for his role in mentoring the junior class, especially the cadre staff that trains the first-year cadets. He also serves as executive officer of his Army ROTC company, where he develops training plans and guides the growth of Army cadets into future lieutenants.
Garrity is the recipient of a corps Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC.
Written by Cadet Bradley Polidoro of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, a senior studying aerospace engineering.