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Dear Editor:

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 27 - April 10, 1997

A very important recognition of Virginia Tech's history will occur on Thursday, April 17. The 125th Anniversary Student Steering Committee has planned for an aerial photograph to be taken on the Drillfield of the Virginia Tech community forming a giant 125 (Editor's note: see article on page 5, this issue).

Plans have been made for the students, faculty, and staff to arrive on the Drillfield at 4:15 p.m., and the photograph will be taken from a few thousand feet above at approximately 4:45 p.m. The Corps of Cadets and several other student organizations will outline the numbers, while the students, faculty, and staff will fill them in. This commemorative photograph has been planned to be used in promotional publications for the school, as well as in the 1997-98 Bugle.

This is the second event planned by the Student Steering Committee for the 125th anniversary. On April 3, the committee sponsored a free concert on the Drillfield, followed by a fireworks display. Approximately 2,000 students attended the event during the course of the evening.

The Student Steering Committee is very excited about the aerial photograph and encourages every member of the university community to participate. Virginia Tech prides itself on its rich tradition and history; therefore, for this prestigious anniversary of 125 years of shaping the future, the committee would like for everyone to have the opportunity to be involved in this spectacular event.

Lauren E. McAree, 125h Anniversary Student Steering Committee