- Sep 29, 2008
Congrats to your son. BTW-If he watches the Inaugural Parade next Tuesday he will see pretty much the entire VMI Cadet Corps marching in the parade (I hope it warms up between now and then as they will look like marching popsicles if it is still this cold).My son received his appointment to VMI today - regular mail - paperwork to follow the letter said. His had already received NROTC 4yr to VMI in november- so he is pumped - waiting to hear from uscga and usna - 3q'd and has pres. nom.
The only cadets who won't be marching are the ones who will be left behind as part of the guard team. It's supposed to be in the 30s on Tuesday, which will be very nice... it was -1 for yesterday morning's practice parade! The only members of our band who had their instruments for that practice was the drumline (to give us the cadence to march to), because the temperature would have messed up the rest of our instruments.Congrats to your son. BTW-If he watches the Inaugural Parade next Tuesday he will see pretty much the entire VMI Cadet Corps marching in the parade (I hope it warms up between now and then as they will look like marching popsicles if it is still this cold).
First off congratulations on your appointment. I too am applying to VMI along with a few of the other SMC's. By any chance could you or anyone possibly tell me roughly how long it takes for the schools to send out your appointment/defer/deny letters? I sent my applications out Dec. 19, but due to the holidays they didn't receive my information until Jan. 9, I believe.
that sounded short, hit post reply before I was done. It will be great if our boys get to know each other. Where else is your son applying? It is good that things seem to be "falling into place" now... take care,CONGRATS ON VMI - Larry knows that this will be his backup - the boys may come to know each other - good luck with visit - now that crew season is upon us - kids go to potomac on 2/23 - I don't think we will get down there before summer. In reading other posts - perhaps bruno's great knowledge - somewhere I know that VMI has a summer program - optional - to get one class out of the way and i am sure to begin to learn routine - if Larry goes to VMI - HE WILL BE taking advantage of this - I am told (from alumi here in mclean that wrote Larry's recommendation) that about 50% of class does to summer thing - IT ISN'T required. Just thought you'd appreciate this additional info -