Utah National Guard to host 65th Annual Veterans Day Concert

By Maj. Jaime Thomas | Utah National Guard | Nov. 10, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah —

 

SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah National Guard is scheduled to host a pre-recorded music concert for Veterans Day online at ut.ng.mil or at facebook.com/utahnationalguard, Nov. 11, 2020 at 9 a.m.

 

The 65th Annual Veterans Day Concert is a tribute to the patriotism, service and sacrifice of all veterans. The concert includes performances by “The Governor’s Own,” 23rd Army Band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Denny Saunders and a combined choir of high school students from Granite School District.

 

During the concert, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Boyack, assistant adjutant general for the Utah Air National Guard, will provide remarks to honor veterans.

 

The winners of the Utah National Guard PTA essay contest on “Why I am Proud of my Veteran!” will be recognized during the closing credits of the concert.

 

The safety of all performers and service members remained a top priority throughout the entire production. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization implemented COVID-19 safety protocols, first by changing the event from a live-performance concert to a pre-recorded event closed to the public.

 

“I wish we could be together in person and enjoy this concert, it’s been a challenging year,” said Brig. Gen. Daniel Boyack, the assistant adjutant general of the Utah Air National Guard. “For all of the veterans…we love you and pray for you to be safe and healthy during this pandemic and look forward to joining together again soon.”

 

The Utah National Guard is proud to honor veterans through the celebration of music. For other ways to honor veterans in the community, go to the Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs website, veterans.utah.gov.

 

For questions, please contact Maj. Jaime Thomas (801) 716-9063 or ng.ut.utarng.list.pao@mail.mil.

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