Prep Talk

Prep Grad Marches in Inaugural Parade

Posted January 22nd, 2013


The inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 21 was an important event for Prep graduate Kevin Pettit (Class of 2012). Pettit, a freshman cadet at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, marched in uniform in the inauguration parade down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House. The VMI Corps has marched in every presidential inaugural parade since 1909.

This was the second presidential inauguration Pettit has attended. When President Obama took the oath of office for the first time in 2009, Kevin was present as a representative of New Jersey with the Junior Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference.

Kevin recently visited his alma mater and spoke with students at the Prep about life as cadet at a military institute. More details on Kevin’s presence at the parade may be found here.