Don tonight in west valley city - men and women who served in our nation's armed forces were honored in a special veterans day program.
Good 4 utah's rick aaron was there and has the story.
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Rick aaron: for the 3rd year in a row west valley city treated veterans of all eras to a patriotic presentation and a turkey dinner, a way to say thank you for... nancy day, west valley city parks and recreation: how much the veterans have done for this country and this community.
We have a lot of veterans in our community of west valley city.
Rick aaron: mayor ron bigelow is a veteran himself.
Mayor ron bigelow, west valley city: we want people to know that we appreciate their service.
They keep america safe.
Rick aaron: this event was just one of a number of ceremonies throughout the salt lake valley on this veterans day.
Bagpipe march rick aaron: this morning the university of utah hosted a military ceremony, a panel discussion and a cannon salute.
Nats - cannon.
Rick aaron: in magna, there was a veterans day parade, the kind that richard trujillo never got when he returned home for viet nam.
Richard trujillo, viet nam veteran: america threw tomatoes at us and called us baby killers.
I wasn't too happy about that.
Richard trujillo, viet nam veteran: it took a number of years for them to start treating us good.
Now i feel they treat us real good.
Rick aaron: in lehi, a group of veterans stood watch on an overpass above i-15 and were visited by some local kids.
Mike wallace, u.s. marine corps veteran: they passed out handwritten little notes thanking the veterans with flags on it and that's quite an honor.
It's nice that schools are teaching children about veterans and what veterans day is all about.
Rick aaron: mayor bigelow says it's an especially needed lesson with what is happening around the nation this week.
Mayor ron bigelow, west valley city: we can protest.
We can dance in the streets.
We can do all these things because of veterans.
Rick aaron: in west valley city, rick aaron, good 4 utah.
[a24]veterans day program 10-tag don there were also ceremonies today at weber state university and trailside elementary school