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W&L Veterans Gather

Members of the Washington and Lee community who served in the armed forces gathered this morning for a short ceremony in Washington Hall to observe Veterans’ Day. Organized by Mike Young, director of public safety, the annual gathering featured remarks by W&L President Ken Ruscio and Provost June Aprille. Paul Burns, director of environmental health and safety, led the group in prayer. Members of the group included both current and former W&L employees as well as current students from all areas of the University. Participating were Paul Burns, Digger Swink, Larry Stuart, Severn Duvall, Jerry Clark, Leonard Reiss, Leon W. Fields Sr., Steven D. Lyle, Scott Rhodes, Bob Shaeffer, Robert C. Peniston, Buddy Atkins, Laurie Lipscomb, Lloyd Goad, Jeff Knudson, Dick Kuettner, Rebecca Benefiel (standing in for husband, Andrew McCrone), Ted Hickman, Russell Joynes, Dennis Maxwell, Chris Pratt, and Christine Burkett.