Corps Day 2005 to honor Corps' birthday, retiring president
Citadel President Maj. Gen. John Grinalds and First Lady Norwood Grinalds will be honored for their service to the college during Corps Day 2005. Gen. Grinalds will retire this summer after eight years as president.
Day is one of the most highly
Saturday morning's dress parade is in honor of Gen. Grinalds. Mrs. Grinalds along with Regimental Commander Philip Meador will be given a Palmetto Medal, one of the college's highest awards recognizing exceptional performance that reflects great credit on The Citadel and the state of South Carolina.
Corps Day tradition began with the college's inception in 1843 when the
first 20 cadets reported for class at the old Citadel on Marion Square
in downtown Charleston. It has grown to be one of the college's three
largest weekends, which include homecoming and Parents Weekend in the
Thursday, March 10
Friday, March 11
Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13