FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday November 9, 2017
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Salt Lake City observes Veterans Day
The Salt Lake City and County Building, and city administrative officers will be closed Friday, November 10th in recognition of Veterans Day. Mayor Jackie Biskupski has ordered the POW-MIA flag to be raised Thursday morning to fly alongside the U.S. flag until Sunday. It is the third time the POW-MIA flag has flown at City Hall, the first being on September 16, 2016, National POW/MIA Day.
“The service of our veterans is inspiring and represents the core of who we are as Americans,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “Veterans Day is an important time to honor all who have served and their families, and Salt Lake City is forever grateful to the sacrifices they have made in defense of our freedom.”
The Mayor also noted with gratitude the hundreds of city employees who have served or are currently active in the U.S. Armed Forces. “As the daughter of a Korean War Veteran, I am incredibly proud to see Salt Lake City supporting hundreds of employees who have served our country,” she said.
“Honoring the women and men who defend our liberty is as important today as it was when our country’s flag was first flown,” said Charlie Luke, Council Vice Chair. “It is important we take every opportunity to recognize all who have served us.”
Note: Weekly collection of garbage, recycling, and compost will not be impacted by the holiday.