100th.Anniversary of the U.S.Army Cadet Corps held at Hq. U.S.A.C.C., Millersburg KY
The 100th.Anniversary Celebration of The U.S.Army Cadet Corps was held at the organization's recently acquired property, the campus of the former Millersburg Military Institute, Millersburg Kentucky. The U.S.A.C.C. has moved their National Headquarters to Millersburg and intends to establish the National Cadet Training Center there. The grand opening celebration was held on April 23-26, 2009.
The celebration started on April 23rd. with the Army Cadet Classic Clay Shoot. This event was followed on April 24th. by a Millersburg Military Institute Alumni Luncheon Tour of the National Cadet Training Center. Col.Joseph M.Land Sr., the Chief of Staff, briefed us on the proposed military vocation school, to include future campus expansion and building construction.
The evening of April 23rd., a M.M.I./Army Cadet Birthday Ball and Dinner was held.The dinner was conducted as a traditional Military Mess Night with all that the tradition entails. The dinner itself was excellent and all who attended enjoyed their evening.
The Parade of Cadets was held on the morning of April 25th.. The parade was massive. It stepped off at the bridge at the west end of Millersburg and terminated on campus. The 8 or so M.M.I. Alumni who marched in the parade were honored by being placed in front of the formation, directly behind the Cadet Color Detail. There was also a flyover by an Army Apache Helicopter.
After arriving on campus, the National Cadet Training Center Activation Ceremony was conducted. After opening remarks, the ceremony started with a paratrooper jumping with an American Flag, then a holiday size American Flag was raised with an artillery salute performed by an outstanding C.S.A. Reenactor Group. The ceremony concluded with a pass in review of the Troops. Again the M.M.I. Alumni present were honored by being seated in the reviewing area. On April 26th. a Non-denominational Worship Service was conducted.
Col. Land and his Staff did an absolutely outstanding job of planning and executing this event. Everything was accomplished with precision. The Colonel made it clear that we M.M.I. Alumni would always be welcome and a part of Millersburg and the U.S.A.C.C..He is currently assisting the M.M.I. Alumni in forming a M.M.I.Alumni Association.
For all of you MMI Cadets that went down to Carolina Military Academy I would like to inform you that there will be an organizational meeting that will be held by the Chief of Staff of the U.S.Army Cadet Corps, Col. Joseph Land, in Millersburg, Ky. at 1130hrs. 06 June 09. The purpose of this meeting is for organizing the M.M.I. Alumni Association and you are all invited, as well as, any other M.M.I. Alumni that you wish to bring. Lunch will be served at 1130 followed by the meeting. Please contact Col. Land's at; Joseph.email@example.com or Tom Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments or questions.