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Cadets raise the flag

Each year, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets honors the service of our nation’s soldiers during remembrance ceremonies held in honor of Veterans Day. In the U.S., Veterans Day is recognized in November to mark the anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending World War I in 1918.

The Veterans Day remembrance ceremony is held annually at the Pylons above War Memorial Chapel, where the names of all Virginia Tech students and graduates who have died in the line of duty since World War I are etched.

This year, the name of U.S. Navy Ensign Sarah Mitchell was added to the Ut Prosim pylon. A 2017 graduate of Virginia Tech and the Corps of Cadets, Mitchell died during a training exercise in the Red Sea.

Last year, cadets open the day with a flag raising during morning formation on the Upper Quad.