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Una Honors Those Who Have Served Both Past And Present

Nov. 09, 2016

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Dr. Wayne P. Bergeron, Department of Criminal Justice

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama is set to honor those who have stepped up and served the country both past and present, with an annual Veteran's Day Commemoration Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the UNA Memorial Amphitheater (GUC Atrium in case of inclement weather).

Each year, the event is co-sponsored by the UNA Student Government Association and the UNA Military and Veteran Alliance, and honors student, alumni, faculty, staff and community veterans from all branches of the military and uniformed services.

Lt. Col. (retired) Max Russ Sanders Sr. (UNA 1972) and his son Cpt. Max Russ Sanders Jr. (UNA 2008) will be the featured speakers for the ceremony, which will also include performances by the Pride of Dixie band on the University Chorale. The entire Shoals community is invited to attend.

"Given the uncertainty in our world today, with constantly emerging and ever increasing threats, it is important that as a nation we pause to remember and honor the less than 1 percent of our nation's citizens who serve to defend it," said Dr. Wayne P. Bergeron, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), Chair of the UNA Veterans Day Committee and an instructor in Criminal Justice and Security and Emergency Management at UNA. "This event is simply about remembering and recognizing the sacrifice of those great Americans among us."

UNA has a long history and affiliation with military service having commissioned 1,170 second lieutenants from its Army ROTC program; and with its students, alumni, faculty and staff having served in every U.S. conflict and in all branches of the military since the U.S. Civil War.

For information about the UNA Veteran's Day Commemoration Ceremony events or supporting the UNA Military and Veteran Alliance: Dr. Wayne P. Bergeron at wpbergeron@una.edu.