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Veterans will be honored in Park City

Kristian C. Smith, the commander of the local American Legion post, applauds the service members and veterans in attendance during a Veterans Day Ceremony at the National Ability Center in 2012. (Park Record file photo)

The Park City post of the American Legion has scheduled a ceremony on Monday to mark Veterans Day.

The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. in the Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library and Education Center. It is expected to last 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Glenn Wright, the administrative officer for the Park City post, said Mayor Dana Williams is scheduled to address the crowd and the Treble Makers singing group will perform. He said a 30-minute video highlighting veterans returning from wars, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be shown.

Wright said he wants people at the event to learn about the sacrifices of veterans and what it is like when they return to the home front. He would like attendance to reach approximately 100.

He said he hopes representatives from businesses that might hire veterans attend the event as well. He said returning veterans are searching for employment.

For more information about the event, contact Wright at (435) 640-9284.

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The Park City Council on Thursday evening, meanwhile, adopted a resolution honoring Veterans Day. It briefly mentions the history of the day and says the U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are more than 22 million veterans in the country. There are 2,000 in Summit County, the resolution says.

"Veterans from the current wars are returning to Park City and Summit County in increasing numbers . . . it is every community’s patriotic duty to assist veterans as they re-enter the civilian economy and society," the resolution says, noting that "veterans have valuable skill sets, work ethics, core values, and experiences that strengthen their communities."

The resolution also says: "All residents are also asked to pay tribute to our wounded, our missing, our fallen, and their families — men and women who have known the true costs of conflict and deserve our deepest respect."

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