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Citadel News Service

FOR RELEASE
March 2, 2001

Corps Day 2001


          The Citadel will celebrate the 158th anniversary of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets during its Corps Day Weekend, March 15 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 East Carolina.

          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 15

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

Friday, March 16

1:00 p.m.Tennis Match: Citadel vs. East Carolina
Earle Tennis Center

3:45 p.m. Parade review commemorating the 158th anniversary of the Corps of Cadets. Washington Light Infantry honored and Gold Corps Alumni recognized.
Summerall Field

Saturday, March 17

8:45 a.m. Barracks and facilities open to visitors. The Pipe Band will perform in all barracks. Barracks close at 10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. Summerall Guard and Bond Volunteers performance. The 2001 Summerall Guards will transfer their 1903 Springfield rifles to rising seniors selected to compose the 2002 Guards. Presentation of Anthony Griffin Sword.
Summerall Field

10:15 a.m. The Citadel Story--A musical narration of the history of the military college
Summerall Field

10:45 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
Summerall Field

Sunday, March 18

9:00 a.m. Protestant Service
Summerall Chapel

6:30 p.m. Catholic Mass
Summerall Chapel

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