The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee held their Veteran’s Day Ceremony recently. The ceremony began with a Presentation of Colors by the Sarasota Military Academy Color Guard and COL. Mike Ryan. Darren Gambrell from the Office of Student Affairs was a Combat Engineer in the Army and led the participants in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Invocation by Reverend Dee Graham followed. Ross Alander, a Professor in the College of Business, served as a Combat Engineer in Vietnam and was the Master of Ceremonies. An address titled “Never Forget” was presented by Sean Abene, a senior at USFSM majoring in Information Technology. Sean is a Technical Sergeant in the Air National Guard and recently reenlisted for another 3 year term of service. Robert Parker Fondes who is involved with the Lifelong Learning Academy at USFSM and was a Control Tower Operator during WWII addressed the group with “Honor Your Family’s History.” These program participants and other Veteran’s who attended the ceremony are pictured above.