Cadets kick off Homecoming with beat VMI rally
Homecoming 2006 at The Citadel begins Thursday, Nov. 9 – a day earlier than usual.
Thursday night, the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will get into the homecoming spirit with live music, games, performances by the Regimental Band and Pipes, and pep talks from football coach Kevin Higgins, basketball coach Ed Conroy and Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa. The rally to beat VMI culminates with a bonfire.
The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Indian Hill. The lighting of the bonfire is at 7:15 p.m.
Cadets will be permitted to wear Beat VMI T-shirts at Saturday's game. T-shirts will be on sale by Health Exercise and Sport Science students at the bonfire.
The pep rally and bonfire is just the beginning of The Citadel’s homecoming festivities. This year in conjunction with Veterans Day Nov. 11, the college will honor all veterans, in particular its World War II veterans. More than 400 Citadel graduates who went to World War II are still living. Around 60 of them are planning to return to the campus this weekend.
The WWII vets will be recognized during Friday and Saturday’s military dress parades and during the football game Saturday afternoon. Also, during the game the Regimental Band and Pipes will perform music selected specifically to pay tribute to all veterans. During halftime interviews with veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraq will air on the new large-screen video scoreboard at the stadium.
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