Monday, May 18, 2009

Eagle Mtn. Organizes Volunteer Project



Volunteer Work Day Scheduled for May 20 is Part of City’s Military Appreciation Week

Eagle Mountain, UT, May 18 – Eagle Mountain City has organized a volunteer work day on Wednesday, May 20 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park to help beautify and maintain the grounds.

The effort is in response to a letter sent to cities in the region by Representative Ken Sumsion, asking for support for the cemetery, which has struggled in the wake of recent budget cuts.

“We felt it was important, as a city, to do our part to help make this final resting place for many of our veterans a beautiful spot,” Mayor Heather Jackson said.

The City has collected donations of trees, plants, and flowers and recruited volunteers from the community, including Boy Scout troops and church organizations. The work will include planting, weeding, and trimming around headstones. Free food and beverages will be provided for volunteers.

Brigadier General Jefferson Burton, Assistant Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, is expected to attend.

The Utah Veterans Memorial Park is located at 17111 Camp Williams Road in Riverton. It spans 30 acres and includes the cemetery, a chapel, a wall of honor, and a museum featuring military memorabilia.

Eagle Mountain City’s volunteer work day at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park is part of the city’s annual Military Appreciation Week, which starts today, May 18, and runs through Friday, May 22.

Other plans for Military Appreciation Week include an annual military care package drive and a patriotic program featuring the combined third grade choirs of the Eagle Valley and Pony Express elementary schools. The program, titled “This is America”, will be held on May 22 at 7 PM at the SilverLake Amphitheater. Admission is free.

What: Eagle Mountain City’s Volunteer Work Day at Utah Veterans Memorial Park

When: Wednesday, May 20 from 4 PM to 7 PM

Where: Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 Camp Williams Road, Riverton (Between Bangerter Hwy and SR-73 on Redwood Road)


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