GSU ROTC honors area Veterans

The 11th Annual Veteran’s Day Program was held at Grambling State University in the School of Nursing Auditorium last Thursday.The featured speaker was Stephanie A. Finley, a Lt. Col. USAFR.

Finely expressed how we should take pride in our veterans who have sacrificed and dedicated their lives to ensure our way of life.

“America would most likely be under a communist rule had it not been for our troops,” she said.

“The freedoms we enjoy and take advantage of came at prices we should always reShe closed her speech by thanking all the veterans for their dedication, sacrifices, commitment and time.

Finley graduated magna cum laude from GSU and was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC. Also, she is a graduate of Southern University Law Center.

After being recommended by Senator Mary Landrieu and nominated by President Barak Obama, Finley was confirmed as U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana on May 28.

She said it was great to be back at GSU. “I love Grambling; it feels like I’m at home. It is a great place to be in order to further your education.”

Finely took her first oath into the military here at Grambling in 1988. She encouraged students ask the veterans for advice about joining the service or about their experience and take in the knowledge that they give.

The program was sponsored by GSU Army ROTC, Ludley-McCall-Williams American Legion Post 593 and the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce.

Many veterans attended the program. David Henderson, who served in the Air Force, said he has a lot of respect for the older

“They fought harder wars and went through a lot more than we did while in the service,” he said.