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Airmen honor Utah's veterans with World War I monument makeover

Posted 11/6/2012   Updated 11/6/2012 Email story   Print story

    


Release Number: 011112

11/6/2012 - HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Airmen from the 729th Air Control Squadron have extended a public invite to attend a World War I monument rededication and flag ceremony at Union Park in Midvale this Veteran's Day weekend.

The event takes place at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 and will be the culmination of a squadron community service project organized by Senior Airman Brandon Clark, a 729th ACS ground radar systems technician, and his wife, Tricia.

This week, the Clark's and other volunteers from the 729th ACS will remove corrosion from and repaint the park's World War I monument, as well as other areas around the monument. Volunteers and community officials will then rededicate the monument on Sunday when members from the squadron ceremonially replace the monument's American flag.

"The ceremony is intended to honor the sacrifices of not only those represented by the memorial, but all veterans past and present," said Brandon Clark. "We would love the honor of having local veterans and their families present for this weekend's ceremony."

The project is supported by The Wells Fargo Foundation and Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. Officials from those organizations, along with Jo Ann Seghini, Mayor of Midvale, and a number of Utah's Boy Scouts are scheduled to attend the Union Park event.

Union Park is located 7360 South 700 East.

For more information, please contact the Clark's at brandonthomasclark@gmail.com.



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