VMI Matriculation Day streaming webcast

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    For those Grandparents and parents, Girl Friends, Boy Friends, curious other friends and sadists:) VMI is streaming coverage of the matriculation day ceremony at this link: http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=10737431494

    While I personally think this will not be the most spell binding broadcast you have ever watched, if for some reason you have a new Rat in the mass of "2016 +3", it will be a good chance to see them fall in for the first time in Cameron Hall tomorrow.( I'm pretty confident that you won't get to see into barracks after your young Rats march off.:eek:)
    Good luck to all of the new Rats- remember :they can't kill you or eat you, thousands have done this before you and all you really have to do is give it your all and support your Brother Rats, be honest and HANG IN THERE!!
    Rah Virginia Mil
     
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    It was a great ceremony today. 495 of the Class of 2016+3 signed The Book. Great speech by the VMI Cadet Regimental Commander. The "call down" for the Rats to join their company was awesome each time each Company Commander made the call. Very proud day.
     
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    The ceremony was amazing!! March Off was..., no words really. Well maybe two words - damn bagpipes

    I may or may not have cried at the bagpipes.....

    Best of luck to all the Rats!!
     
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    Thanks for posting, Turtlerunnernc.
     
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    The rats are now on their way and I believe that they will start to get the chance to make their call home tomorrow. When they call and complain- just let them vent and then remind them that they can do this if they stick to it- and they will be glad later that they did stick with it! It is going to go much faster than it will seem to those Rats- if they just hang in there. I thought that you might find it interesting to listen to the words of the Valedictorian of the class of 1961- a young man who was destined for great things only a few years later. He captured the essence of your next four years with this observation:
    The audio is at the link below- (turn up the volume - it is almost eerie to hear the footsteps of this young man stepping to the podium before he speaks)

    http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15821coll11/id/1217

    For those of you who do not know the young man speaking- he is a true hero, who demonstrated the courage of his convictions to the point of death- which was 50 years ago last week. He is part of your legacy at VMI- So live up to his example and the example of a long line of really good men and women who got their start as Brother Rats at VMI. Good luck!!Rah Virginia Mil
    http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=14481
     
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    May he continue to rest in peace.
     
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    Words fail me...
     

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