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University Of North Alabama Rotc Hosting Events In Remembrance Of Sept. 11

Aug. 30, 2018

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

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-The University of North Alabama ROTC program is hosting several activities in remembrance of Sept. 11.

The Memorial Physical Training Event, which features cadets and local first responders running 2,996 steps at Braly Stadium, in remembrance of each American killed during the Sept. 11 attack, is from 5:45 a.m. - 7 a.m.

A memorial ceremony will take place in the UNA Amphitheater from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., and will feature a chaplain from an area fire department to provide the Invocation. The featured keynote speaker is UNA graduate, current faculty and Army Veteran, retired Col. Rae Atencio.

In addition, UNA ROTC cadets will run continuously with the American flag through campus and downtown Florence, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., as a visual reminder of 9/11 and the global war on terrorism.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information: 256-765-4271


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.