UNA Pressroom

Una To Honor Veterans At Memorial Amphitheater

Nov. 03, 2009

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

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama will host its annual Veterans Day program at the Memorial Amphitheater on campus at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Rain location will be the Performance Center of the Guillot University Center.

The event will include guest speaker and UNA alumna Marry Day Smith. Smith received her bachelor's degree in sociology from UNA in 2008. She was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and the Alabama National Guard. Smith is currently active in the local American Legion, serving as adjutant; Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Korean War Veterans Association; and the American Legion's Ladies Auxiliary. The event will include addresses from UNA President William G. Cale Jr. and Student Government Association President Samuel Thigpen. The UNA Chorus will perform service songs, and "Taps" will be played by Russ McCollum, a student from the UNA music department. There will be a reception following the event.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. 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. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/