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Alumnus Gives Daniels Ceremony Address

FullTextImage/img/@altLou Siegel '65 addresses the Class of 2016 during the annual ceremony honoring Jonathan Daniels. -- VMI Photo by Kevin Remington.

LEXINGTON, Va., March 11, 2013 – Lou Siegel ’65 addressed the cadets in the Class of 2016 during the annual ceremony last Wednesday honoring Jonathan Myrick Daniels ’61. The ceremony, which took place in Jackson Memorial Hall, reminds cadets of the personal sacrifice Daniels made when, as a seminarian and voter registration volunteer in Alabama in 1965, he was shot and killed as he protected an African-American child.

Siegel, who is president of the Class of 1965, has for the past decade served as Dometic LLC senior vice president for environmental marketing and sales and strategic development in the U.S. heavy truck market. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master of business administration degree from the University of Virginia’s Darden School. He served a tour with the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.

Read the speech.