there to greet and talk informally with their special visitors. Bringing our family and visitors to VMI Parades also reaffirms our support of the Cadets and our pride on being part of the VMI community. The more parades the faculty and staff attend the more we understand what is happening at these events and the better we are able to discuss the ex- perience with our cadets and explain the activities during the event to visitors. During parades you will be required to stand at attention when the cadets are at attention, the difference is you can move around and talk when necessary to explain what is happening to those around you
you are an expert. You will have to render salutes when the colors
are honored, the color guard may be brought forward and the national anthem played. The Post flags may be lowered at retreat during which all in uniform will salute, etc., many of your military skills and much of your military education will be learned by spending time with cadets while they are on the Parade ground at VMI. It is a great learning expe- rience that will stand all in good stead.