The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation will hold its third annual Military Appreciation Day Aug. 12. As part of the celebration, all active military, veterans, and their families (in the same vehicle) will be allowed free day-use access to Utah state parks. Many parks will also host events such as pancake breakfasts, 5K races, ﬂag ceremonies, canoe rentals, and disc golf tournaments.
“We have set this day aside to honor those currently serving in the military as well as those who have served in the past,” said Jeff Rasmussen, deputy director of Utah State Parks. “Their sacriﬁces have given us the freedoms and safety that we all enjoy day in and day out. We think it’s important to recognize their service and dedication.”
More information is available at stateparks.utah.gov.