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LHU honors veterans at annual Veterans Day ceremony

From left, are Robert Pignatello, LHU president; Joby Topper, USAF, LHU library director and guest speaker; Jennifer Hagaman, Clinton County Veterans Affairs director and Master of Ceremonies; Bill Bechdel, recently retired Veterans Affairs director, who received a 9/11 Moving Tribute flag; Susan Muthler, with VETS+, who presented the Moving Tribute flags; Tammy McCloskey 9/11 Moving Tribute flag recipient; and Pete Smeltz, Clinton County commissioner.

A Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by Lock Haven University and the Clinton County Veterans Affairs (CCVA) office, was held Monday, Nov. 11 at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center.

Joby Topper, USAF and LHU library director, was the guest speaker and Jennifer Hagaman, USAF and CCVA director, served as master of ceremonies.

Bill Bechdel, recently retired CCVA director and Tammy McCloskey, both received 9/11 Moving Tribute flags, presented by Susan Muthler with VETS+.

LHU President, Robert Pignatello and Pete Smeltz, Clinton County commissioner, both gave remarks. Pastor Donna Batschelet offered the Benediction. Moncia Anderson, USAR, played the trumpet and John MacMillen, USAF, played the bagpipes during the ceremony.

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Lock Haven University’s main campus is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors and five graduate programs.

LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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