Homecoming at The Citadel will be both a celebratory and solemn affair as the college pays tribute to the alumni who fought and died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last year.
"All of us at The Citadel are very proud of the role our graduates have played in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. We admire their sacrifice and sense of duty," Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds said. "There is little that compares to the determination required to push oneself beyond fatigue and fear to accomplish a wartime mission. Citadel graduates understand better than most the true meaning of service to one's country."
2003 is Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 and will feature:
Alumni veterans and one guest each will receive complimentary lunch and free admission to the Homecoming football game against Wofford College on Saturday, Nov. 1. Additional tickets can be purchased. Alumni who served during the wars will be recognized during Saturday's Homecoming parade, during half time at the game and at a "Friendship Party" at the Holliday Alumni Center after the game.
Click here for a complete schedule of homecoming events.
For more on the program to honor alumni vets of the war on terrorism, click here.