Photos: Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets mark Veterans Day
November 11, 2016
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets’ Veterans Day remembrance ceremony honored the service of our nation’s soldiers.
The ceremony was held at the War Memorial Chapel. Professor of military science Col. Kevin Milton, who oversees Virginia Tech’s Army ROTC program, spoke.
At 11 a.m., Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and Laura Sands joined Milton and Maj. Gen. Randal Fullhart, commandant of cadets, to place the memorial wreath in front of the cenotaph on War Memorial Court. The Gregory Guard, the corps’ precision rifle drill team, fired a rifle salute. The color guard presented the colors, and a bugler played “Taps.”
Eleven o’clock is symbolic on Veteran's Day. The day, formerly known as Armistice Day, celebrates the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War I. The Armistice took effect at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918.