Cadets march slowly, silently through the night

Air Force ROTC cadets conducted their annual 24-hour vigil late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11, through 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the University of St. Thomas to honor Veterans Day and Americans who are, or were, prisoners of war or missing in action.

The cadets marched slowly and silently past the flagpole in the lower quad in remembrance of those who have served and those who never came home. The vigil has been an tradition on campus since 1987 for Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, and the campus chapter of the Arnold Air Society, a professional and service organization.

St. Thomas has had an Air Force ROTC detachment since 1948 – the year after the Air Force was created.