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Commemorating 175 years of The Citadel's leadership and service week March 20 - 24

Honor, duty, respect, patriotic pageantry and the iconic march to Marion Square

The Citadel will recognize the college’s 175th Anniversary with the traditional military pageantry and devotion to leadership development for which it is celebrated. The activities begin March 20, 2018, with the distribution of commemorative medals to every cadet on the day 175 years ago in 1842 when the first cadets reported to the original Citadel campus on Marion Square. The tributes conclude with the iconic march by freshmen in their brilliant white dress uniforms from the Lesense Gates on campus, to Marion Square on Saturday, March 24. There, the freshmen attend The Oath Renewal on The Citadel Green, finalizing their recognition as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets before their families, friends, and hundreds of onlookers packed around the square.

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March 20, 2018


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All Ages