Pictured above are VMI keydets and alumni Jon Beck '14, Cabell Thomas '14 , Demetra Protogyrou '15, Reid Wilkinson '16, Chris Beck '16 and Cody Bennett '14 with Alumni Relations Coordinator Cayte Merryman Brown '08.

 

Alumni marching in Trump's inaugural parade

Alumni Cabell Thomas, Cody Bennett, Chris Beck, Jonny Beck, Demetra Protogyrou, Reid Wilkinson and other VMI keydets will be participating in the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017, as part of the VMI Corps of Cadets. Cabell, who attends Virginia Military Institute along with several fellow Oaks, will be the last keydet in the procession.

VMI has been participating in the inaugural parade for 15 years in a tradition that started with President William Howard Taft in 1909 and the most recent being when President Barack Obama began his second term.