Veterans enter Utah State Parks free on Military Appreciation Day
Flags fly at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, photo courtesy of Utah State Parks

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.”

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