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Abilene’s McMurry University to Honor Veterans with “A Salute to Our Military” on Thursday, November 8th

U.S. veterans, (L-R) Jim Hopper of the Army, Steve Hunt of the Navy, and Ronald Kirby of the Marine Corps, applaud
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With Veterans Day coming up on Monday, Nov. 12th. McMurry University will honor all veterans with a special program entitled “A Salute to Our Military.” The program will feature a panel discussion titled “An Informed View of Military Experience and Historical Narratives” with an emphasis on the Vietnam era. Plus a military panel question and answer session and student readings from ‘The Things They Carried‘ by Tim O’Brien and ‘Platoon Leader‘ by James McDonough. The event is free and open to the public.

Plus a special art exhibit will also take place in the Ryan Fine Arts Gallery from November 2nd until December 3rd. The art honors our military and is titled ‘McMurry’s Salute to the Military.’ The exhibit includes art created by soldiers, soldier’s spouses, veterans and some art works in response to the military experience.

Everyone is invited to attend and take part in this event. The group discussion will include a lot of McMurry staff members with military experience. The panel includes Major Rich Brozovic, USAF Retired, Instructor of Computer Sciences; Colonel Bill Libby, USA, Retired, Professor of Religion; Specialist 4th Class Jim Quinnet, USAF, Retired, Webmaster; Colonel John Russell, USAF, Retired, President, McMurry University; Captain Joel Whittemore, USA, (Infantry), Instructor of Communications and Lt. Colonel Allen Wilson, USAF.



McMurry University’s “A Salute to Our Military”

Date & Time

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 beginning at 7 p.m.


McMurry University 1401 Sayles Blvd, Abilene, TX.
Ryan Recital Hall and Amy Graves Ryan Art Gallery.


The public is invited to this free event

More Info.

This event is made possible by the Sigma Tau Delta, the McMurry Department of English, the McMurry Department of Art, and the McMurry School of Arts and Letters. Fro more information contact Gary Ellison Associate Director University Relations at: (325)-793-4610.

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