Service for veterans

Tuesday November 9 2010


Lynchburg College will host a Veterans Day Service to honor and recognize the many contributions of active and retired military personnel including alumni, faculty, staff, and students on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 11:15 a.m. in Snidow Chapel.

Music will be provided by the Lynchburg College Concert Choir, Jong Kim, conductor. The service is open to the public.

Dr. John D. Bower '57, U.S. Navy veteran and a retired physician renowned for his pioneering work with kidney disease and dialysis, is the keynote speaker. The native of Bedford, Va., has given $250,000 to establish the Dr. John D. Bower Veterans Scholarship Fund, which will provide annual scholarships to eligible veteran students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, with first preference to those pursing degrees in science at LC.

He has also issued a challenge grant, promising another $250,000 when donors match that amount. Once the fund reaches $750,000 or more, the Dr. John D. Bower Veterans Advocacy Center will be established to provide resources, computers, special program events, and an environment that aids veterans as they transition from military to academic life and then to professional and civilian life.