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Liberty salutes its 2013 military graduates

May 15, 2013  |  Drew Menard/Liberty University News Service

While nearly 100,000 Liberty University students enjoy the freedom to pursue an education — and their dreams — whether on campus or with the convenience of an online degree program, a special group of graduates do so while simultaneously defending that freedom.

Liberty celebrated its graduates in uniform Friday night inside the Vines Center during its annual Military Graduate Recognition Ceremony, hosted by Liberty’s Office of Military Affairs. Out of more than 15,000 graduates this year, 4,171 are military.

Dr. Ronald Hawkins, vice provost and vice president for academic affairs, welcomed the graduates, who sat according to their respective branches of the military.

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, retired, associate vice president for military outreach and director of our nation’s first faith-based Institute for Military Resilience at Liberty, delivered a charge to the graduates.

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