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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Norwich cadets march 50-mile legacy route to raise money for veterans

For Immediate Release
Oct. 21, 2010

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University cadets will conduct a three-day march through the state beginning Thursday, Nov. 4 to raise money for The Veterans’ Place in Northfield and The Wounded Warrior Project.

Participants will march 50 miles starting from the university’s original site at the village green in Norwich, Vt., arriving at the Northfield campus for the football game on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. against Castleton.

Marchers will be joined by historic vehicles provided by The Green Mountain Military Vehicle Club, including a Jeep-style ambulance. First aid services will be provided by the Norwich University Emergency Medical Services club (NUEMS).

Students, staff and faculty will pay $50 to participate in the march, which was organized by the NU Construction Engineering Management Club. Their goal is to raise $5,000 for each of the veterans’ organizations, $10,000 total.

Anyone interested in donating, please send a check made out to Norwich University to the Office of Civic Engagement and Campus Climate at 158 Harmon Dr. Northfield, Vt. 05663. Donations will be split evenly between the two veterans’ organizations. Groups can also purchase mile markers or participate in other campus fundraisers.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu