Bill went to the Long Gray Line Graduation Parade
for the Class of 2014
at the Citadel
on May 9, 2014.
Parking was hard to come by.
These vehicles were leaving the Citadel's grounds to search for off-campus parking as
the parking on-campus was full.
The crowd assembles.
The Summerall Guards performed their silent precision drill routine.
Relics on display at the edge of the parade grounds
Promptly at 3:45pm, the band marched onto the field to begin the ceremonies
And the pipers come before the rest of the band
Then the cadets
The Long Gray Line (the graduating seniors)
The seniors walk across the parade ground
Seniors now on the other side of the parade ground from the rest of the cadets
After lots of congratulations, they will face the cadets who will pass in review
Again, the band leads the Corps of Cadets as they begin to pass in review
All the cadets proceeded counter-clockwise around the parade ground
(right in front of me!) then passed in review by the seniors
Notice in the background that there are lots more cadets to come.
(I chose to leave at this moment and beat the traffic.)
It was a beautiful day to watch a parade!
• Website: The Citadel
• A discussion of the Citadel parades is at
Pomp, Pride and Precision
Unfurl in The Citadel's Dress Parade.
• The Citadel's parade schedule may be found at http://www.citadel.edu/root/parade-schedule (The next parade will be
in the autumn.)
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