On Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will hold a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony in the War Memorial Chapel to recognize all veterans and to honor the service they have given our nation. All are invited to attend this special ceremony. Lt. Col. Bill Stringer, U.S. Marine Corps (retired), Deputy Commandant of Cadets for 1st Battalion of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, will speak, the service songs will be played, and then attendees will be asked to proceed to the War Memorial for the placing of a memorial wreath. At 11 a.m. the wreath will be placed in front of the cenotaph on Memorial Court. The Gregory Guard, the corps rifle drill team, will fire a rifle salute, and taps will be played.
Eleven o’clock is a symbolic time on this special day. Veterans Day, formerly called Armistice Day, was initially created to celebrate the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War I. The Armistice took effect at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918.