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Citadel News Service

For release
Aug. 28, 2001

Citadel announces 2001-02 parade schedule

It's the best free show around.

Friday afternoon parades at The Citadel attract thousands of people to The Military College of South Carolina.

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great. For the most part, drill procedures and movements on the parade field were identical to the tactical maneuvers employed on the battlefield in the past.

The traditions of U.S. military reviews and parades began at Valley Forge. At that time, brigades of soldiers were formed in order of battle. Modern day ceremonies are conducted to render honors, preserve tradition and foster espirit de corps.

At various times throughout the year The Citadel's parades are used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff and other notable people.

Parades are free and open to the public. Bleacher seating is limited so it's recommended that visitors arrive early. A limited amount of visitor parking is available on campus.

Here's this year's schedule:

August

31

4:20 p.m.

September

7

3:45 p.m.

 

14

4:20 p.m.

 

21

3:45 p.m.

 

28

3:45 p.m.

October

5

4:20 p.m.

 

12

3:45 p.m.

 

13

11:00 a.m. (Parents Day)

 

19

4:20 p.m.

 

26

4:20 p.m.

November

2

3:45 p.m.

 

9

3:45 p.m.

 

10

11:00 a.m. (Homecoming)

 

16

No parade

 

23

No parade

 

29

No parade

December

 

No parades

January

4

No parade

 

11

No parade

 

18

3:45 p.m.

 

25

3:45 p.m.

February

1

3:45 p.m.

 

8

3:45 p.m.

 

15

3:45 p.m.

 

22

3:45 p.m.

March

1

3:45 p.m.

 

8

3:45 p.m.

 

15

3:45 p.m.

 

16

11:00 a.m. (Corps Day)

 

22

3:45 p.m.

 

29

No parade

April

5

No parade

 

12

4:20 p.m.

 

19

4:20 p.m.

 

26

3:45 p.m.

May

3

No parade

 

9

3:45 p.m. (Graduation Week Awards Review)

 

10

11:00 a.m. (Board of Visitors Review)

 

10

3:00 p.m. (Long Gray Line Graduation Parade)

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