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The U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, at Auburn University will celebrate its newest cadets during an official Swearing-In Ceremony on Sept. 11 from 6:45-7:10 a.m. at Samford Park.
 
These Auburn students will officially become officer cadets as they recite the Oath of Enlistment. The cadets will agree to join the rigorous four-year leadership training program while receiving scholarships that cover tuition expenses at Auburn. Upon graduating, they will receive commissions as second lieutenants in the United States Army, where they will serve for four years or more.
 
The ceremony will be an opportunity to highlight the willingness of these cadets to selflessly serve their nation.
 
The swearing-in will take place on Patriot Day, a national day of service and remembrance. ROTC members and guests will remember the individuals lost and injured during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, first responders and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.
 
Navy and Marine Corps ROTC also will hold a remembrance ceremony honoring the lives of all those lost as a result of the terrorist attacks that took place 19 years ago. The ceremony will take place on Nichols Lawn at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept.11, and will honor the first responders of the Auburn police and fire divisions.
 
The Auburn community is welcome to attend the ceremonies in the honoring of lost Americans while celebrating the next generation of leaders who have agreed to answer the call in defense of their nation.

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