Park City schools to honor local veterans

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Several schools in Park City School District will celebrate Veterans Day by honoring the service of local veterans.

Treasure Mountain Junior High

Now in its eighth year, Treasure Mountain Junior High’s veterans assembly is planned for Friday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Eccles Center. The program, which is centered around “How Can I Honor my American Military Heroes?” will include the presentation of the colors by the Honor Guard from Hill Air Force Base, student Kaia Swanson singing The National Anthem and accompanied by bagpipes, and a patriotic slideshow presentation. Three veteran awards will be given to Special Ops soldiers, six students will be honored for their essays on patriotism, and four students will be honored for their patriotic art.

Parley’s Park Elementary

Major Jen Eaton, public affair officer for the Utah Air National Guard Joint
Force Headquarters, has children attending Parley’s Park Elementary. Each year she organizes special Veterans Day and Memorial Day visits to classes. This year Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle, Commander of the Utah Air National Guard (UTANG), will speak at the school on Nov. 10.  She is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of 1-star general in the Utah Army or Air National Guard and the first woman to command the UTANG. She will be speaking about Veterans Day and patriotism is general terms, plus
addressing the importance of diversity and inclusion.  Brig. Gen. Burckle will speak to the dual immersion third grade classes first thing that morning, and will talk to first grade classes after lunch.

McPolin Elementary

McPolin Elementary will host a Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m. in the lunchroom. The program will include a flag ceremony, songs by the fourth and fifth grades, a performance by the school choir, and a presentation on “What is Veterans Day.”

Trailside Elementary

Trailside Elementary is having a Veterans Day Reception at the school on Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Veterans Day Assembly at 9 a.m.

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