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Veterans Day

Thank you for joining us for the 2023 Veterans Day Program.


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117 Woodward / GMA alumni have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and those names are listed on the monuments in Memorial Plaza.

Notable Veterans

- Stephen Pless '57 was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Lyndon B. Johnson in January 1969. Pless was the only GMA Alumni, and the only Marine aviator to receive a Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. Read more about Stephen Pless.

- College Park rededicates a monument to fallen Vietnam Veteran, Major Joseph A. Bishop '53. Read more about Major Bishop.

Each year, Woodward Academy students take part in community projects to support our veterans in Georgia, across the United States, and overseas. 

In October 2022, the girls lacrosse team led by coach Kate Armstrong partnered with Delta TechOps on a service project to support United States service men and women who are currently overseas. The team gathered items for donation, wrote letters of appreciation, and packed and shipped 30 care packages that will be sent to three Navy ships–USS Farragut, USS Leyte Gulf, and USS Truxtun.

In November 2022, the Upper School Service Leadership Board invited students to write letters to veterans from the Woodward community and beyond to express gratitude for their service. Over 50 students volunteered to write letters of appreciation to veterans. They wrote well over 100 notes of gratitude, including to current Woodward employees who are veterans.

Faculty and Staff Who Have Served in the Military

Steven Boston, Navy

George Bradshaw, Marine Corps

Octavius Chatman, Army

Josh Comprosky, Army

Lee Conner, Air Force

Nathan Grau, Army

Kevin Henderson, Army

Bernard Norton, Army

Stephanie Stephens, Army

Daniel Wages, Army

Glenn Young, Army