Eight from Suffolk march in inaugural parade

Published 8:59 pm Saturday, February 2, 2013

Eight students from Suffolk were among the approximately 1,500 Virginia Military Institute cadets who marched in this year’s presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21.

The Suffolk cadets were as follows: Benjamin R. Eberhardt, son of Debra K. Eberhardt and Michael D. Eberhardt; Taylor K. Edens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dornton K. Edens; David J. Harpen, son of Dr. and Mrs. Martin P. Harpen; Rex B. Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Hill; Chase C. Montambo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott J. Montambo; Alexander G. Palagyi, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Palagyi; Ombri D. Rivers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Rivers; and Logan C. Sorensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Sorensen Jr.

The Corps of Cadets marched through the heart of Washington D.C., from the U.S. Capitol Building to the reviewing stand at the White House. The Corps was the final group in the parade, passing the president in review at about 6:30 p.m.

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The cadets’ participation marked the 14th time the VMI Corps of Cadets has marched in a presidential Inaugural Parade.