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Veterans Day Celebration

Nov 28, 2014 08:23AM ● By City of Taylorsville
The Veterans Day Celebration began on Tuesday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., with our fifth Veterans Day Parade.  The route traveled south from 4900 South on 2700 West, ending at Taylorsville City Hall. More than 40 entries participated in the parade, with Valentina Paddock, USMC, and Jill Atwood, US Army, as Grand Marshals. There were many patriotic entries. The theme of the parade was “Honoring Women of the Military.” 

The Veterans Day Program began at 12:15 p.m., with Orrin Hatch as the Key-Note Speaker.  Taylorsville High Jr. ROTC performed the flag ceremony.  The Invocation was given by Alan Rindlisbacher.  The “Star Spangled Banner” was sung by soloist Sara McDonald, and soloist Natasha Mae Gallegos sang “America the Beautiful.”  LeeRoy Arellano played a Native American flute medley, and the winner of the Essay Contest, Bridgett Raymundo, read her essay.  Mayor Lawrence Johnson presented the Grand Marshals with a shadow box containing a flag. Recognition of veterans of all branches of the military stood to be honored. Visitors were invited to view WWII military photos and memorabilia on display inside City Hall. Refreshments were available – voluntary donations were accepted, with proceeds to go to military families. 

Thank you to the Veterans Day Committee, Taylorsville Exchange Club, Redwood Memorial Estates for setting up the “Flags of Honor”, Brian Mullahy, Colonial Flag, Don Hudson, Kearns Historical Society, Ken Garff Dodge Auto, Senator Orrin Hatch,  Taylorsville High School Jr. ROTC, Taylorsville Youth Council, Unified Police Department, Unified Fire Authority, WWII ERA Preservation Society. And most importantly, we would like to thank all the Veterans for their patriotism, bravery, love, and willingness to serve.    
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