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Happy 4th of July!

by LTC Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger on 2021-06-30T14:49:00-04:00 | Comments

Preston Library will be closed July 3-5 in observance of Independence Day. We hope you have a great 4th of July!!

Observances of the 4th of July holiday at VMI have varied greatly over the years. From 1842-1861, VMI held its graduation ceremony on July 4th


The Semi-Centennial Celebration of VMI’s founding occurred on July 4, 1889.

The class of 1900 selected July 4th as the date for its Final Ball.

The cadet color guard dressed in colonial period uniforms for the 4th of July’s Bicentennial Celebration.

More recently, VMI has been the site of Lexington’s fireworks display.


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