UNA HOSTS ANNUAL VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATION
November 5, 2008
By Eric Hanback
UNA Student Writer
FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama will hold its annual Veterans’ Day celebration Nov. 11 at the Memorial Amphitheatre.
The program, featuring guest speaker and UNA graduate Capt. Shawn P. Dalrymple, will begin at 11 a.m. and will include music by the UNA Chorus and Pride of Dixie Marching Band. The event is being sponsored by the Student Government Association.
Dalrymple, who graduated from the university in 2002, has served as a cadet in both the UNA ROTC and the Simultaneous Membership Program in the 115th Signal Battalion, Alabama National Guard. He was also commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Infantry in 2002.
Dalrymple has received several awards and decorations over his military career, including the Bronze Star, Army Achievement, National Defense Service and Afghanistan Campaign medals. He is currently enrolled at the Signal Captain Career Course, Fort Gordon, Ga.
A reception provided by the office of UNA President William G. Cale will follow the program.