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Citadel News Service
19 Feb 2013

S.C. Corps of Cadets to celebrate 170th birthday Corps Day weekend

1citadel_01650057The Citadel will celebrate the 170th birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets in March.

Corps Day is one of the most highly attended weekends at The Citadel. Attractions include dress parades, awards presentations, special cadet performances and athletic events. A highlight is the mess hall birthday celebration in which the oldest member of the alumni ranks and the youngest cadet in the corps share cake-cutting honors.

Most Corps Day events are free and open to the public. Please see the schedule of events for details and exceptions.

Corps Days is held in conjunction with the annual Principled Leadership Symposium, which begins March 7 and is sponsored by The Citadel's Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics.

"Principled Leadership as Duty: Aspiring to a Higher Ideal" is the theme for the 2013 symposium. For more information click on Leadership Symposium schedule of events.

 2013 Corps Day Schedule of Events

Thursday, 7 March
6:30 p.m. Corps Birthday Celebration
Coward Hall
The oldest graduate - John A. Zeigler, 102, Class of 1932 - and the youngest cadet - Andre J. Perry, Foxtrot Company Class of 2016 - share cake cutting honors.
Invitation only

Friday 8 March

2-3 p.m. The Citadel Family Association annual meeting
Duckett Hall Auditorium
Open to all parents
3:45 p.m. Washington Light Infantry Review to commemorate the 170th birthday of the Corps of Cadets
Gold Corps Alumni Recognition
Summerall Field
Saturday 9 March
7:30 a.m. Board of Visitors Breakfast. For former and current BOV members
Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall
Invitation only
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sale of photographs
Mark Clark Hall Reception Room
8-8:50 a.m.

The Citadel Rifle Legion performance
Summerall Field

8:30–10 a.m.

Barracks and facilities open to visitors
Regimental Pipe Band will perform at each barracks

9 a.m. Summerall Guards performance/ Bond Volunteers exchange of rifles
Presentation of Anthony Griffin Sword and Clubb Award
Summerall Field
(Inclement weather, awards presentation moved to McAlister Field House)
10:15 a.m.

The Citadel Story – A musical narration of the history of The Citadel
Summerall Field

11 a.m. Dress parade
Presentation of Palmetto Medals
Summerall Field
(Inclement weather: Parade cancelled; awards presentation moved to Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall)

Gold Corps Luncheon
Speaker: Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa
Regimental Commanders Riverview Room
Invitation Only

12:30 p.m.

3rd annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Johnson Hagood Stadium
11:30 - registration
Noon - judging
1:45 p.m. - winners announced during halftime of the Blue-White spring football game
Sponsored by The Citadel Football Association
Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.
NEW THIS YEAR: Competition is limited to 60 dogs. Advance registration required. Registration not permitted the day of the event.
For entry details visit The Citadel Football Association web site.

1 p.m. Blue-White Spring Football Game
Johnson Hagood Stadium
Sunday 10 March
9 a.m. Protestant Service
Summerall Chapel
11 a.m.

Catholic Service
Summerall Chapel

11 a.m. Episcopal Service
Summerall Chapel
NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

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(843) 953-2155

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