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Citadel News Service
Office of Public AffairsFOR RELEASE
February 10, 2000

Citadel Celebrating 157 Years


The Summerall Guards present the Anthony Griffin Sword to Bond Volunteers.          The Citadel will celebrate the 157th anniversary of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets during its Corps Day Weekend, March 16 through March 18.

          One of the most highly attended Citadel attractions, Corps Day will feature a cadet talent show, dress parades, the presentation of the Palmetto Medal Awards, and a tennis match against Furman University.

          The Citadel Corps Day tradition began with the college's inception in 1843 when the first twenty cadets reported for class at the old Citadel on Marion Square in downtown Charleston.

Highlights of Corps Day include the following events:

Thursday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. McAlister Field House
The Cadet Talent Show, Tickets for non-cadets $3.00

Friday, March 17, 3:45 p.m. Summerall Field
Parade review commemorating the 157th anniversary of the Corps of Cadets

Saturday, March 18
8:45 a.m. Barracks and facilities open to visitors. The Pipe Band will perform in all barracks.
(Barracks close at 10 a.m.)
9:00 a.m. Summerall Guard and Bond Volunteers performance. The 2000 Summerall Guards will transfer their 1903 Springfield rifles to rising seniors selected to compose the 2001 Guards.
10:00 a.m. The Citadel Story--A musical narration of the history of the military college.
10:30 a.m. Skydiving demonstration, Summerall Field
11:00 a.m. Full Dress Parade, Review for The Citadel's Board of Visitors, Presentation of Palmetto Medals and Brigadier's Foundation President's Award.
1:00 p.m. Tennis match, The Citadel vs. Furman, Earle Tennis Center



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