Veterans and Military Appreciation Day

August 13th is the Utah State Parks’ Veterans and Military Appreciation Day with special events locally. A flag raising ceremony will be held at the Steinaker State Park main office on Saturday at 9:00am and all local veterans and members of the military are invited to come enjoy fun at the state park for free that day. “We wanted to do something to honor our veterans,” shares Steinaker Park Manager Mike Murray. “The road will be lined with flags and there will be some refreshments. We just want to thank them and hope they can enjoy a day at a State Park.” Steinaker State Park held a similar event last year with a flag ceremony. Each year the State Parks get to choose what they will do to honor veterans and military personnel.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.