Veterans Day Observed

Local agencies, schools and citizens are observing Veterans’ Day today to honor the men and women who have served and are serving our country. The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement of thanks to pay respect to the military servicemen and women. “There are no words big enough, no hugs strong enough [and] no smiles wide enough,” shares the Sheriff’s Office. “All we can offer is our sincere gratitude and thank you’s. You are our heroes. You are in our thoughts, our prayers for all you have done and continue to do.” Veterans Day was set as November 11th to honor the end of World War I, which took place on November 11th, 1918. United States legislation approved the day as a national holiday in 1938. In 1954, the holiday was broadened beyond the memory of World War I veterans to include a day to honor all veterans.

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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.