Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
image Veteran’s Appreciation Day will be held Saturday at Tooele High School, 7 p.m.

March 27, 2014
Local veterans will be honored this Saturday at ceremonial event

Veterans of the Vietnam and Korean Wars will be honored at Tooele High School Saturday.

In light of Utah HB 259 declaring March 29 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, a ceremony will be held at the Tooele High School auditorium to recognize soldiers who didn’t get a hero’s welcome when they came home from war, said Dennis Tracy, organizer of the event.

Tracy said Tooele City Councilwoman Debbie Winn will sing the national anthem, then Boy and Girl Scouts will present the colors and lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Short videos appropriate for the occasion will be held, Tracy said, and a presentation of the last combat soldier to leave Vietnam — on March 29, 1973 — will be given.

Veterans of the conflicts in Vietnam and Korea will also be presented with commemorative coins, he said, and a discussion of the veterans’ welcome home — or lack thereof — will be shared.

The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Admission is open to all and free of charge. 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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