The Clemson chapter of SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society will host the Mile of Honor on Saturday, April 15, an annual walk on main campus. The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the President’s Park rotunda on Parkway Drive. A short program will be followed by a one-mile walk to the Scroll of Honor adjacent to Memorial Stadium. Registration for the event and other information can be found here.
The event is held annually on Saturday of Spring Family Weekend on Clemson’s campus to celebrate those who have served and commemorate those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice as members of the United States armed forces.
This year’s Mile of Honor will include remarks from several speakers, including Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations Tony Wagner, a U.S. Navy veteran. The walk is free, while t-shirts and other items will be available for purchase. Participants receive small American flags to place at the Scroll of Honor in recognition of 497 Clemson alumni who died while serving in the military.
Additionally, SALUTE and other student leaders partnered with Tom Von Kaenel of the Semper Fi Barn and others in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the last U.S. troops leaving Vietnam and the final group of American prisoners of war were freed from Hanoi. Students will showcase 32 dog tags symbolizing Clemson alumni who died — along with all fallen South Carolinians — from the Vietnam War.