Radford University honors veterans
RADFORD – Radford University honored current and former military personnel Monday morning with a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center.
A crowd of about 150 gathered to hear Col. Wesley Lee Fox, a Medal of Honor recipient, talk about his experiences serving in the military. Fox is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the Marine Command and Staff College and the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pa.
He was also awarded two Legion of Merit awards, a Bronze Star with Combat V, four Purple Heart medals and received numerous commendations.
Fox told the crowd, mostly made up of ROTC students at the university, about his experiences in war and how they helped shape the person he had become.
Col. David Chase of the Virginia Tech and Radford University ROTC programs also addressed the crowd.
The university ROTC Color Guard conducted a presentation of colors while Sensations A Capella Group from Virginia Tech sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” to open the ceremony.
The ceremony also included a wreath presentation, provided by Radford University’s Greek Life, to honor fallen military service members. Radford University’s President of Veterans Student Organizations Roy Pagans, a military veteran, served as the master of ceremonies.
Veterans were provided a free lunch by RU’s Dining Experience at Dalton Hall following the ceremony.
The Burgs’ Mike Shaw was there and shares these photos from the event.
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