Tuesday, December 9, 2008

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT AND CHANGE FOR VICTOR 180

Recruit Company Victor 180 will be marching in the 56th Presidential Inauguration and will be graduating a week later than expected.

The new graduation date for Victor 180 is January 29, 2009.

"Participating in the Presidential Inauguration is an enormous opportunity for Recruit Company Victor 180. This time honored military tradition will give them an experience they will treasure for many years," said Cmdr. Michael Senecal, the Executive Officer for Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.

Providing military ceremonial support to the inauguration dates back 220 years. When George Washington began his inaugural journey from Mount Vernon, Va. to New York City, local militias joined his inaugural procession as it passed through towns along the way. Once Washington arrived in New York City, a presidential escort composed of members of the U.S. Army, local militia units and Revolutionary War veterans accompanied him to Federal Hall for the presidential oath. The military has continued this tradition of inaugural support ever since.

Several hundred Armed Forces personnel are preparing to provide ceremonial support to the 56th Presidential Inaugural during the 10-day inaugural period in January 2009. This support is traditionally comprised of musical units, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons, which render appropriate ceremonial honors to the Commander-in-Chief. Historically, as many as 5,000 service members have participated in the celebration on Inauguration Day.

18 comments:

mariposa said...

I read on the blog that V180 will now be graduating on the 29th but on a lettter sent home to the families it sais the 27th, can someone please verify the dates for us?? thank you. miss you my V180

Daren Lewis said...

Way to go Victor 180!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats pretty cool. What an amazing opportunity!

Training Center Cape May said...

A new letter is being sent home to the families with the updated graduation date.

The graduation date for Victor 180 is January 29, 2009.

mariposa said...

Thanks for the update on the graduation date. I hope to see a journal posted from V180 soon. We miss you guys!

Casey said...

Wow Victor 180! Thats great! Congrats! Continue to do your thing brother!

Debbie Sikes said...

Congratulations Victor-180 on your opportunity to march in the inauguration! I know you will be so proud. Does anyone know when you will actually march?
I thought graduations were always on a Friday though.

Anonymous said...

I thought graduations were only on fridays too!!! Oh well there's a first time for everything!!!!!!!!!! GO V180!

MACS(SW) USN-RET said...

Graduations are whenever the training center schedules them. As far as when (at what point) they will be in the parade - after the inauguration; after the new president walks/rides to the whitehouse and settles into the seating area. They will be the last unit in the lineup of the military units as they were the last service to be established in (army, marines, navy, airforce, coast guard).

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mariposa said...

can you guys please post another update for the week of V-180 so we here at home can know how uour loved ones are doing and what they are up to? Thankyou we love you V 180 I am so proud of my V-180 recruit!

Anonymous said...

for real mariposa im with you on that one. Its nail biting not knowing the status of our boys and girls out there!

TXUSCGMom said...

V180 - Congratulations on marching at the inauguration. What an opportunity!! We love and miss you! Keep up the great work!

TXUSCGMom said...

Good morning, I have a question regarding V180. Is there a long delay in receiving letters from Texas(South)areas? Our recruit has not received any letters that have been sent. We are just curious. Thanks so much for your help.

Anonymous said...

We miss you KWP of V-180.

Beckymom said...

What an honor to be part of such a historical occasion as the presidential ceremonies! Question - do the recruits see this blog/comments? I just stumbled upon it myself...

Beckymom said...

MRH - we all love you and are proud of you...I hope you had a happy b-day and xmas!