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Veterans, servicemen to be honored at event
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LT. COL. Greg Hartvigsen will be the featured speaker.  
Courtesy photo
LT. COL. Greg Hartvigsen will be the featured speaker. Courtesy photo

KAYSVILLE – Veterans, servicemen and the families that support them will be honored at a free program on Saturday, Nov. 9.

For the 13th year, Kaysville and Fruit Heights cities will unite to hold Armed Forces Recognition Day. This year’s event, as those held in the past, will include the presentation of the colors, musical numbers, greetings by members of cities’ royalties and lunch service by city leaders.

“It’s a way to give back to our local heroes,” said Bekki Argyle, marketing coordinator for Kaysville Parks and Recreation. “It’s a long-standing tradition that gets bigger each year.”

Lt. Col. Greg Hartvigsen is the keynote speaker at the morning event.

Hartvigsen, a Kaysville resident, has held various command and staff positions within the 1-211th Attack Helicopter Battalion in West Jordon, according to a press release.

While working full-time in the civilian sector for state government, small business and the aerospace industry, he has served part-time in the National Guard. 

He has served in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan and on a number of task forces.

The program begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, in the Davis High School commons area, at 325 S. Main. A free lunch for veterans and their wives will follow. More information is available at

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