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Una Honors Those Who Have Served Both Past And Present

Nov. 06, 2018

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

Dr. Wayne P. Bergeron

Department of Criminal Justice

FLORENCE, Ala.-TheUniversity of North Alabamais set to honor those who have served the country both past and present.

UNA will host its annual Veteran's Day Commemoration Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the UNA Memorial Amphitheater.

The event is co-sponsored by the UNA Student Government Association and the UNA Military and Veteran Alliance, and is designed to honor students, alumni, faculty, staff and community Veterans from all branches of the military and uniformed services.

Former U.S. Army Capt. Ashley N. Clark '10 will be the featured speaker for the ceremony, which will also include performances from the UNA Marching band.

"As we cross the 100thyear anniversary of the US entry into World War I, and given the uncertainty in our world today, it is important that we pause to remember, honor and commemorate 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 assistant professor in Criminal Justice and Security and Emergency Management.

"It is hard to overstate the importance of the sacrifices made by the men and women Veterans who have stepped up and given of themselves to protect our country."

UNA has a long history and affiliation with military service having commissioned 1,199 Second Lieutenants from its Army ROTC program. Additionally, UNA has had students, alumni, faculty and staff that have served in every U.S. conflict, and in all branches of the military since the U.S. Civil War.

A reception will follow the ceremony in the Military and Veterans Support Center in the GUC. The event is open to the public.

In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Guillot University Center Atrium.

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