CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two state military colleges in the South are celebrating a historic moment outside a football game in South Carolina.
The corps of cadets at both The Citadel in South Carolina and the Virginia Military Institute are being commanded by women.
The teams are playing football Saturday during parents weekend at The Citadel and the commanders will be formally introduced at a military review parade, where they will exchange mementos.
The women will also be introduced to the crowd at the football game, which is called the Military Classic of the South.
Christmas said she is honored to serve alongside Meredith.
"We do not compete as rivals; we are equals, facing a common challenge,” Christmas said in the school's statement.