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Annual parade for cadets held Wednesday ahead of Air Force Academy graduation

Posted at 6:32 PM, May 29, 2024

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Thursday is the Air Force Academy graduation and Wednesday, the cadets had their annual parade. The Cadet Wing filled Stillman Field and the seniors separated themselves from the wing. From there, the rest of the Cadet Wing paraded in front of them.

The Class President made his final address, telling them the last four years are just the beginning of the journey. One cadet spoke with us about the thrill of graduation.

"Words can't contain the excitement that I feel right now I've graduated and completed four years from this institution," said C1C Clayton Peeler. "It was difficult, but man today is rewarding."

The event ended with the families of the cadets running to their respected cadets and tapping them on the shoulder so they could be released.

On Tuesday, News5 spoke with some Air Force Academy cadets ahead of Thursday's graduation.

WATCH: 'It's a dream come true,' Air Force Academy cadets anticipate graduation

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