On Veterans Day, UA joined other local organizations to honor those who have served, during a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park.
Colonel Duane Lamb, retired U.S. Air Force and UA’s associate vice president for facilities and grounds, gave welcoming remarks (photo credit, Donna McCray).
Yvonne Wells, a retired educator, folk artist and quilter, led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance (photo credit, Donna McCray).
Wells, a proud wife and mother of a veteran, serves as a member of the Veterans Memorial Park Association (photo credit, Donna McCray).
Attendees were encouraged to remain in or near the safety of their own vehicles for the ceremony.
Major General William S. Lee, the program’s keynote speaker, is a native of Marion, Alabama.
Commander Lee Hallman, retired U.S. Navy, stands at attention to honor the flag (photo credit, Donna McCray).
Commander Hallman and Alan Whinery performed the ringing of the bell (photo credit, Donna McCray).
Veterans from various branches of the military were in attendance at the ceremony.
Reverend David E. Gay, Jr. gave the invocation and benediction for the program (photo credit, Donna McCray).
UA’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs joined other local organizations to honor veterans at the annual Tuscaloosa Veterans Day Ceremony.
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