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Citadel News Service
25 Apr 2006

Media Opportunities during Commencement Week 2006

Thursday, May 4

3 p.m. - Star of the West Finals, Summerall Field

The winner will be named the "Best Drilled Cadet" and will have his or her name inscribed on the Star of the West Monument located near the flagpole on Summerall Field. That cadet will also wear the Star of the West Medal. The ship, Star of the West, was fired upon by Citadel cadets in 1861

3:45 p.m. - Military dress parade, Summerall Field. Numerous cadet awards will be presented. Second to last parade of the academic year.

Friday, May 5

2:15 p.m. - The 2007 Summerall Guards performance in honor of the Class of 2006, Summerall Field.

The 2007 Summerall Guards will perform the traditional "Citadel Series" in honor of the Senior Class.
3 p.m. Long Gray Line graduation parade, Summerall Field. As the class crosses Summerall Field to "take the review," the leadership of the Class of 2007 will take command of the Corps of Cadets.

3 p.m. - The Long Gray Line graduation parade. The entire Class of 2006 will take review at this annual parade in honor of all first-class cadets.

Saturday, May 6

9:30 a.m. - South Carolina Corps of Cadets, Class of 2006 commencement exercises, McAlister Field House. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will deliver the commencement address. For information on covering commencement, please click here.

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