OU Remembers and Honors First Responders

Pictured are members of the Oakwood University Police Department, students and staff, with (1st row, l-r): Dr. Howard Weems, Dr. Karen Benn Marshall, Huntsville Police Deputy Chief Kirt Giles, OUPD Chief Melvin Harris, Dr. Joyce Johnson, Dr. Washington Johnson, OUPD Captain David Clarke, OUPD officer Eric Davis and Chaplain Kimberly Mann.

During Chapel on September 8, Oakwood University paused to honor and remember the service of first responders during the tragedies that occurred 15 years ago on September 11. The guest speaker was Dr. Washington Johnson, assistant director of Adventist Chaplaincy and commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Service personnel from the Huntsville Fire Department and Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc., were also in attendance. U.S. military service was represented by Oakwood students and employees who are veterans.

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