NEWS | July 23, 2019

Utah National Guard Supports the 58th Annual Freedom Academy – Leadership and Freedom Training for Tomorrow’s Leaders

By Maj, D.J. Gibb, 801-716-9063 For Immediate Release

The Utah National Guard is proud to support the 58th annual Freedom Academy July 28-Aug. 2, 2019 at Camp Williams.

Approximately 100 high school student-body officers from high schools throughout Utah will attend classes and participate in activities aimed at developing leadership skills, promoting a sense of patriotism and providing motivation to be actively involved in preserving the freedoms we enjoy.

The Utah National Guard and the Honorary Colonels Corps has sponsored the annual Freedom Academy since 1961. The purpose of Freedom Academy is to teach our young leaders the importance of all aspects of freedom—that freedom does come with a price and that it is every American citizen’s responsibility to ensure freedom is there for generations to come.

 

 Highlights throughout the week include:

• Several leadership and motivational keynote speakers

• State Prison tour

• State Capitol tour - meet Governor, Speaker of the House and Senate President

• Tour of Channel 2 News Station

• Tour of Utah National Guard Air and Army Base

• Flag retirement ceremony, speech contest, and talent show

Media Notes: Media are invited to cover these events. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact MAJ D.J. Gibb at (801) 716-9063.  See our webpage for more information and links to current photos, videos, Facebook live events, social media, and more. https://ut.ng.mil/Freedom-Academy/