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Military recognition ceremony to be held at UMW

The newly-formed Fredericksburg chapter of Our Community Salutes now has a venue for its ceremony to honor Fredericksburg-area graduating seniors enlisting in the military. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on June 4 at the University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium. Toni Stinson, the mother of a graduating senior at James Monroe High School, asked the School Board and JM Principal John Gordon to consider allowing students who have enlisted to wear red, white, and blue honor cords at the June 15 graduation ceremony. Her request was declined. (Read more about that here.) Stinson said she received the following statement from Susan Knick, director of UMW scheduling and events:

“President Hurley and Chief of Staff Wilder both believe it is right to support these young men and women with a special ceremony. I, as a retired Army Major, certainly concur with their endorsement! President Hurley has waived all associated rental fees.”

For more information, contact Our Community Salutes Fredericksburg at

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