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Vietnam War POW tells students to put faith first

November 13, 2013  |  Liberty University News Service

Liberty University’s Military Emphasis Week continued Wednesday with a Convocation dedicated to the active duty service members, veterans, and families who have sacrificed to protect our nation’s freedom. Capt. Gerald Coffee, a decorated U.S. Navy pilot who was a prisoner of war for seven years during the Vietnam War, gave the keynote address.

The ceremony opened with the posting of colors by Liberty’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps, followed by a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance, a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” by The Sounds of Liberty, and a moment of silence for the families of those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom.

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