The University of Lynchburg will honor area military veterans on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.
At 10 a.m., there will be a Veterans Day service in the University’s Snidow Chapel. The service is open to the public. The guest speaker is Col. Richard “Dick” Moore ’63. For 31 years, Moore worked in intelligence for the U.S. Army and the federal government, specializing in strategic intelligence, aerial reconnaissance, military operations, and strategic mission planning.
Moore completed two combat tours in Vietnam, one with the 101st Airborne Division and another with the 23rd Infantry Division, and was awarded numerous medals, among them four Bronze Stars. He also served all three of the major U.S. intelligence agencies: the National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and Central Intelligence Agency.
He describes himself as a “retired Army officer, devout New York Yankees fan, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Retired Spies” and added that he and his wife, Pamela, “are owned by three Yorkshire terriers and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.”
At the end of the service, Gary Witt, commander of the City of Lynchburg’s chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the MOPH’s National Sergeant-At-Arms, will present the University with the Purple Heart University plaque.
The designation, awarded by the MOPH this past August, recognizes the University for its support of veterans wounded in combat. As part of the designation, the University set aside four parking spaces reserved for Purple Heart recipients.
Following the service, a Veterans Day Observance Luncheon, hosted by University President Dr. Kenneth Garren, and his wife, Sheila, will be held in the West Room, located on the third floor of Drysdale Student Center.
All University of Lynchburg veterans — alumni, faculty, staff, and students who served in the U.S. military — and one guest are invited to attend the luncheon at no cost. Additional guests are $15 per person. Lunch reservations will be accepted until Friday, November 1.
For reservations or more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 434.544.8293 or .