Cadet John Holland of Vienna, Virginia, will receive the flags at Saturday’s football game against North Carolina.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue their proud partnership to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremony at every football game.

Three football players, chosen because of their performance in the last game or at practice, to carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag as they lead the team onto the field. They deliver them to cadets at the south end of the field. 

The cadets, also selected based on their performance during training, render honor to the flags and then carry them off the field. At home games three first-year cadets are selected and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games. 

Holland is a sophomore majoring in finance and marketing in the Pamplin College of Business. He is the recipient of a corps Emerging Leader Scholarship and in the corps’ Citizen-Leader Track.

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