VMI Founders Day

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by bruno, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    In a light snowfall on Nov 11 1839 Cadet Pvt John B Strange relieved the Arsenal guard and became the first Cadet Sentinel on Guard Post #1 of the Virginia Military Institute. Happy 173d Birthday VMI!
    From the VMI archives - a letter from Cadet Strange to his sister dated June 26 1840. http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=5481
     
  2. Goarmymom

    Goarmymom Member

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    Thanks for the link - things sure have changed a bit! Happy Birthday VMI! (And we almost beat the Citadel yesterday!)
     
  3. RahVaMil2009

    RahVaMil2009 Member

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    Yup. He must have been strange to want to go there. :thumb:

    -jmb-
     

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